Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
November 16, 2012
(November 16, 2012)

Metro Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

3801 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On November 16, 2012, the Boards of Directors of Metro Bancorp, Inc. (“Metro”) and Metro Bank (“Bank”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Metro, appointed Steven W. Cribbs, age 35, as Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Metro and the Bank.  Mr. Cribbs replaces Lori Calhoun who resigned in July 2012.

Mr. Cribbs joined the Bank in July 2010 as Director of Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act compliance where he was responsible for program development and implementation, as well as various risk management related assignments.  Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Cribbs was Vice President at UMB Financial Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri, a diversified financial services and multi-bank holding company, where he worked on compliance, regulatory and other risk management related issues and served as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit from 2006 to 2010.   Mr. Cribbs also previously served as an examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 1999 to 2006.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: November 16, 2012
Metro Bancorp, Inc.
/s/ Mark A. Zody
Mark A. Zody
Chief Financial Officer