updated 5/19/2011 6:15:25 AM ET 2011-05-19T10:15:25

BETHESDA, Md., May 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EagleBank is proud to announce the addition of Christopher M. Brown to its District of Columbia Advisory Board. This Advisory Board represents the Bank in the DC market area. Acting as a liaison, board members provide additional awareness for EagleBank and its ability to offer a broad range of financial solutions and local decision-making to individuals and businesses in the DC Metro Area.

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Brown is senior counsel with Ackerman Legal, PLLC; a general practice firm serving individuals and small business clients in the Washington, DC area. For more than 20 years, Brown has specialized in complex commercial litigation, employment law, franchise and real estate issues. These practice areas allow him to provide valuable assistance to start-up and small businesses, helping them grow and remain competitive. Brown was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law. Brown has represented clients before the Texas and Virginia Supreme Courts and has argued cases before the 4th and 5th Circuits. In addition to his work at Ackerman Legal, Brown voluntarily serves as general counsel and a member of the board of directors at IHSAN, a DC-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing the supply of clean drinking water and sanitary hygiene education to impoverished communities around the world.

"We are proud to have Chris join our District of Columbia Advisory Board, and know that his strong background and experience in the community we are serving will have a tremendous impact on our business," said EagleBank President of Community Banking Thomas D. Murphy. "It is always rewarding to welcome new members to our Advisory Boards in DC, Maryland and Virginia. We know that their various professional talents and expertise will help our bank grow.  They play an important role in EagleBank's ongoing success. We select our members for their strong ties to the community and their diverse experience in the various industries." 

ABOUT EAGLE BANCORP, INC. AND EAGLEBANK

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for EagleBank, which commenced operations in 1998. The Bank is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and conducts full service banking services through thirteen offices, located in Montgomery County, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. The Company focuses on building relationships with businesses, professionals and individuals in its marketplace.

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CONTACT: Thomas D. Murphy
         240.497.2042

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