BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EagleBank announced this past Thursday, January 20, 2011, that it had entered into a Referral Agreement with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC to offer customers investment advisory services. Under the program, EagleBank will refer bank customers and others to Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, which will provide a variety of investment advisory services to referred clients. This relationship will help to enhance the scope of financial services the Bank can provide to its customers.
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Graystone Consulting offers institutional clients and private families the combination of a focused investment consulting firm along with the resources and capital markets expertise of one of the world's preeminent investment organizations.

"We're very excited about this new relationship with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's Graystone Consulting unit. While searching for a partner that would provide access to financial advisors, and be able to help meet our customers' investment needs and goals, we also wanted professionals who would give our customers the same service they receive at EagleBank," stated Ronald D. Paul, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EagleBank. "This is an important step forward in our efforts to expand on the banking value we offer our customers for financial growth in their personal and business lives," concluded Paul.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. Graystone Consulting is a business of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: NOT FDIC INSURED · NOT BANK GUARANTEED · MAY LOSE VALUE

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 twelve 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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Forward-looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements of goals, intentions, and expectations as to future trends, plans, events or results of Company operations and policies and regarding general economic conditions. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as "may," "will," "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "plans," "estimates," "potential," "continue," "should," and similar words or phrases. These statements are based upon current and anticipated economic conditions, nationally and in the Company's market, interest rates and interest rate policy, competitive factors, and other conditions which by their nature, are not susceptible to accurate forecast and are subject to significant uncertainty. Because of these uncertainties and the assumptions on which this discussion and the forward-looking statements are based, actual future operations and results in the future may differ materially from those indicated herein. For details on factors that could affect these expectations, see the risk factors and other cautionary language included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and in other periodic and current reports filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned against placing undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. The Company's past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance.

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