Severn Bancorp Appoints Chief Operating Officer

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 16, 2011) — Severn Bancorp Inc., (NASDAQ: SVBI) (“Bancorp”) parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB (the “Bank”), today announced the appointment of Thomas G. Bevivino to the position of Chief Operating Officer, subject to the approval of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Bancorp’s and the Bank’s primary regulators. Mr. Bevivino will also remain as acting Chief Financial Officer until a replacement has been identified. This will allow for a smooth transition period for customers, shareholders and employees until a new Chief Financial Officer has been brought on board.

Mr. Bevivino, age 56, joined Bancorp in August 2004 as Controller, and has served as the Chief Financial Officer since July 1, 2005. He serves in the same capacity for the Bank. Mr. Bevivino was a financial consultant from 2002 until 2004, and served as Chief Financial Officer of Luminant Worldwide Corporation from 1999 until 2002.

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