Peter M. Martin

PETER M. MARTIN has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Provident Bankshares Corporation since 1998. Prior to that, he was
President and Chief Operating Officer of Provident Bank of Maryland from
1990 to 1998; Executive Vice President of Equitable Bancorporation from
1984 to 1990; Senior Vice President & Division Head of Banking
Operations & Marketing of non-credit services at Bank of Boston from
1966 to 1984; Systems Engineer at Honeywell from 1963 to 1966; Marketing
at General Electric from 1961 to 1963. Mr. Martin holds an AB, from
Harvard College, 1959, an MBA from Harvard Business School, 1961, and is
a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking, 1974.