Dr. Laura Pogue Appointed to Detroit Commerce Bank Board of Directors

Detroit, Mich., June 1, 2004 – Dr. Laura A. Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of STRATEGIC MARKETING AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INC. , has been appointed to the Detroit Commerce Bank Board of Directors.

Dr. Pogue, business owner and educator, said that she was pleased with the opportunity to make a positive contribution towards the performance of the Detroit Commerce Bank. “A successful formula for Detroit Commerce Bank growth and profitability must be in the best interest of the community, as well as the bank,” she said. “I intend to encourage the highest level of interaction, visibility, and service from the Detroit Commerce Bank to the metro-Detroit community and to uphold and further the mission of the Detroit Commerce Bank as it plays a starring role in the continued growth and development of Detroit.”

Founded in 1998, Detroit Commerce Bank is one of 29 affiliates of Capitol Bancorp Limited (NASDAQ:CBCL), a $2.5-billion bank development company based in Lansing, Mich., and Phoenix, Ariz. Detroit Commerce Bank is the first bank chartered in the city of Detroit in 28 years. The bank’s philosophy is to remain small and develop long lasting relationships with each customer.

Dr. Laura A. Pogue is the CEO and President of Birmingham-based Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc. Dr. Pogue and her firm serve the metro-Detroit business community with integrity, intelligence, and innovation, providing professional business consultants dedicated to leading clients to increased efficiency, profits, and growth.

Dr. Pogue is also a veteran business educator, with almost a decade of academic experience, including publications and appointments at various state, national, and international organizations in the corporate, online, and traditional classrooms.