Howard Bank Renews Title Partner Sponsorship for Accelerent

February 12, 2014

Howard Bank has renewed as Title Partner Sponsor for Accelerent's Baltimore market for three more years, according to Market Director Michael DiGiacomo.

"We are really fortunate to have Howard Bank as our Title Partner," said DiGiacomo. "Mary Ann Scully and her entire team truly exemplify the culture of Accelerent and our other Partners. The bank believes in building long term relationships through a partnership with their clients. That is why we are so excited to announce that Howard Bank will continue as our Title Partner because this is what Accelerent is all about."

"The Accelerent partnership has created some invaluable branding opportunities as well as facilitating numerous growing relationships with other Baltimore business community leaders who also benefit from the exclusive Accelerent platform," said Howard Bank President & CEO Mary Ann Scully. "When values and cultures mesh and goals are aligned, good things happen. That has been the great benefit of Accelerent for the bank and, through us, for all Howard Bank stakeholders. We are delighted to be moving forward together," she added.

Accelerent selects partners to help create a strategic platform for building relationships with other decision-makers for the sole purpose of growing their respective companies. Each Accelerent partner is exclusive in its business category.

Accelerent and its partners host presentations by nationally recognized speakers and other events for partners and their guests.

For more information, visit www.howardbank.com

About Howard Bancorp, Inc.

Howard Bancorp is a bank holding company with total assets of $499.9 million as of December 31, 2013. Its principal operating subsidiary, Howard Bank, headquartered in Ellicott City, MD, is a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area through seven full service branches and regional offices in Annapolis and Towson, MD, and mortgage operations throughout the Central Maryland area. Howard Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBMD). For information, call 410-750-0020 or visit www.howardbank.com