HOUSTON, Jan. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCBI) announced that it will release its 2010 fourth quarter results after market close on Monday, January 31, 2011.

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, management of MetroCorp will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. CT (11:00 a.m. ET) to discuss the results. A brief management presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. To participate by phone, U.S. callers may dial 877- 407- 8291 (international callers may dial 201- 689- 8345).

A live webcast of the call and subsequent audio archive will also be accessible from MetroCorp's website at www.metrobank-na.com in the Investor Relations section.

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 September 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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