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Investor FAQs

When was MetroCorp Bancshares founded?

The Company was incorporated in 1998 to serve as a holding company for MetroBank, National Association. Metro Bank was organized in 1987.

When did MetroCorp Bancshares make its initial public offering, and at what price?

MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. completed its initial public offering on December 16, 1998, at $11 per share.

In which market do you participate?

MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. currently has full service banking facilities in Houston, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

What is your primary growth strategy?

Our strategy is to remain focused on growth in the target markets we serve, the Asian and Hispanic markets, and our niche product offering. We are focused immediately on internal growth and the improvement of operations and asset quality; however, we will selectively pursue acquisitions to enhance the growth rate.

Who do I contact about replacement of stock certificates?

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
59 Maiden Lane
New York, N.Y. 10038
Phone 212-963-5100

How do I get put on a mailing or conference call distribution list?

Please use the Email Alerts section in this Website.

How do I transfer my stock or change my address?

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
59 Maiden Lane
New York, N.Y. 10038
Phone 212-963-5100

How do I obtain a copy of MetroCorp Bancshares' Annual or Quarterly Reports?

Please feel free to download from the Download Library section of this website.

Does MetroCorp Bancshares provide a direct stock purchase plan?

There is a direct stock purchase plan through American Stock Transfer & Trust Company available to all shareholders of record. However, the first purchase of stock must be conducted through an agent. After an initial purchase conducted through an agent, it is possible to participate in the direct stock purchase plan.

Does MetroCorp Bancshares issue dividends?

Dividend payments were suspend as of Q2 2009.

How do I buy MetroCorp Bancshares stock?

For your initial purchase, will need to contact a licensed stockbroker to buy shares in the company. After the initial purchase, you may participate in our direct stock purchase plan and purchase stock through American Stock Transfer & Trust Company.

What other local banks are public?

The companies that we know of are:
Sterling Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ-SBIB)
Southwest Bancorporation of Texas, Inc. (NASDAQ-SWBT)
BayBancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ-BAYB)
Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ-PRSP)
International Bancshares, Corp. (NASDAQ-IBOC)

Are there any other publicly held banks focusing on ethnic minorities?

The companies that we know of are:
Cathay Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ-CATY)
GBC Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ-GBCB)
UCBH Holdings Inc (NASDAQ-UCBH)
Wilshire State Bank (NASDAQ-WSBK)
East West Bancorp (NASDAQ-EWBC)