HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCBI) announced that it will be participating at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference in New York.

Mr. George M. Lee, Executive Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will make a presentation at the conference on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.  The webcast of the conference will be available at www.rodm.com/conferences.

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MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCBI) provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking services through its wholly owned subsidiaries, MetroBank, N.A. and Metro United Bank. The Company has thirteen full-service banking locations in the greater Houston, and Dallas, Texas metropolitan areas, and six full-service banking locations in the greater San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California metropolitan areas. As of June 30, 2010, the Company had consolidated assets of $1.6 billion. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.metrobank-na.com.

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CONTACT:  MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc., Houston          George M. Lee, Executive Vice Chairman, President and CEO          713-776-3876

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