HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encore Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:EBTX) ("Encore") announced today it will release its 2010 third quarter results before the market opens on Friday, October 29, 2010.

Encore will also host a conference call for investors and analysts that will be broadcast live via the Internet on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties may participate by calling (877) 303-6295 at least ten minutes prior to the start time.

To listen to this conference call live via the Internet, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site at http://www.encorebank.com at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. An audio archive of the call will also be available on the web site on or before Monday, November 1, 2010.

About Encore Bancshares, Inc.

Encore Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Houston, Texas and offers a broad range of banking, wealth management and insurance services through Encore Bank, N.A., and its affiliated companies. Encore Bank operates 11 private client offices in the Greater Houston area and four in southwest Florida. Headquartered in Houston and with $1.6 billion in consolidated assets, Encore builds relationships with professional firms, privately-owned businesses, investors and affluent individuals. Encore Bank offers a full range of business and personal banking products and services, as well as financial planning, wealth management, trust and insurance products through its trust division, Encore Trust, and its affiliated companies, Linscomb & Williams and Town & Country Insurance. Products and services offered by Encore Bank's affiliates are not FDIC insured. The Company's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "EBTX".

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CONTACT: Encore Bancshares, Inc.         Rhonda Carroll, Corporate Secretary         713.787.3118

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