Community Bankers Trust Corporation Announces Results of Annual

  Community Bankers Trust Corporation Announces Results of Annual Meeting of
  Stockholders and Conversion of Georgia Operations

Business Wire

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- June 24, 2009

Community Bankers Trust Corporation, the holding company for Essex Bank (the
“Company”) (NYSE Amex:BTC), announced that the Company held its annual meeting
of stockholders on June 18, 2009. The annual meeting was the first meeting of
stockholders since the Company merged with each of BOE Financial Services of
Virginia, Inc. and TransCommunity Financial Corporation in May 2008. A copy of
the materials that management presented to the Company’s stockholders at the
meeting is publicly available on the “investor information” page of the
Company’s internet web site at www.cbtrustcorp.com.

The Company also announced that its stockholders approved all of the proposals
that it presented at the annual meeting. These proposals included the approval
of an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation to increase the
number of authorized shares of common stock from 50,000,000 to 200,000,000 and
the approval of the Company’s 2009 Stock Incentive Plan. Other proposals were
the election of P. Emerson Hughes, Jr., George M. Longest, Jr., John C.
Watkins and Robin T. Williams to serve as directors for terms of three years,
the approval of an advisory proposal relating to the Company’s executive
compensation and the ratification of the appointment of the firm of Elliott
Davis, LLC as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for
the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009.

George M. Longest, Jr., the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer,
stated, “We very much appreciate the support from all of our stockholders over
the past year. Our industry has seen many challenges in the past 12 months,
and we expect the remainder of 2009 to be equally as challenging. We are very
proud of our growth during this time and what we have accomplished in a
relatively short period of time, and we remain optimistic about our Company
and its future.”

The Company also announced that, in June 2009, it successfully converted its
Georgia banking operations into the Essex Bank systems platform. In November
2008, Essex Bank acquired certain assets and assumed all deposit liabilities
relating to four former branch offices of The Community Bank, a Georgia
state-chartered bank, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, who
acted as the receiver for The Community Bank after it was closed by the
Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. In connection with this
transaction, Essex Bank purchased the former banking premises of The Community
Bank and has operated them under the “Essex Bank” name since November 2008.
The conversion completes the integration of the Georgia operations into Essex
Bank’s operations.

The Company expects to complete the conversion of its Maryland banking
operations, which Essex Bank acquired in another FDIC-assisted transaction, in
August 2009. Essex Bank has operated the seven former branch offices of
Suburban Federal Savings Bank under the “Essex Bank” name since January 2009.

About Community Bankers Trust Corporation

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is a well-capitalized, single-bank holding
company headquartered in the greater Richmond, Virginia market, with
approximately $1.3 billion in assets, $1.1 billion in deposits, $810 million
in loans, and $175million in capital at March 31, 2009. Based on the closing
stock price of $3.50 per common share on June 23, 2009, total market
capitalization for the Company is $75.1 million.

The Company is the holding company for Essex Bank, a Virginia state bank with
25 full-service offices, 14 of which are in Virginia, seven of which are in
Maryland and four of which are in Georgia. In Virginia, two offices each
operate under the name of “Bank of Goochland” and “Bank of Powhatan,” and one
office each operates under the names of “Bank of Louisa” and “Bank of
Rockbridge.”

Additional information is available on the Company’s website at
www.cbtrustcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that are subject to risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, without
limitation, statements with respect to the Company’s operations, growth
strategy and goals. Actual results may differ materially from those included
in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including,
without limitation, the effects of and changes in the following: general
economic and market conditions, either nationally or locally; the interest
rate environment; competitive pressures among banks and financial institutions
or from companies outside the banking industry; real estate values; the
quality or composition of the Company’s loan or investment portfolios; the
demand for deposit, loan, and investment products and other financial
services; the demand, development and acceptance of new products and services;
consumer profiles and spending and savings habits; the securities and credit
markets; costs associated with the integration of banking and other internal
operations; the soundness of other financial institutions with which the
Company does business; inflation; technology; and legislative and regulatory
requirements. These factors and additional risks and uncertainties are
described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December31, 2008 and other reports that the Company files with or furnishes
to the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release speaks only as
of its date, and the Company disclaims any duty to update the information in
it.

Contact:

Community Bankers Trust Corporation
Bruce E. Thomas
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
804-443-4343
 
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