Oak Valley Community Bank Brings Latest Technology to Schools

Oak Valley Community Bank Brings Latest Technology to Schools to
Teach Students Financial Literacy 
OAKDALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/09/12 --  Oak Valley Community
Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY),
is extremely pleased to introduce a new financial literacy program
for high school students. Oak Valley Community Bank's University of
Finance will be launched in partnership with EverFi, to teach, assess
and certify local students in financial literacy.  
Oak Valley is initially launching the EverFi platform in the
communities of Patterson, Ripon, and Oakdale. The goal is to provide
schools, teachers, and students, a new media program at no cost that
will better prepare students and build skill sets for making good
financial decisions.  
"We are pleased to offer students the opportunity to develop
practical knowledge about everyday finances," stated Chris Courtney,
President of Oak Valley Community Bank. "Programs such as OVCB's
University of Finance provide teens with a strong foundation in
financial literacy basics -- a critical skill for the future economic
success of our communities."  
OVCB is teaming with EverFi, Inc. the leading provider of critical
life skills curriculum, to teach students in hundreds of finance
topics including savings and budgeting, understanding credit scores,
credit cards and managing debt, tax and insurance, investing,
consumer fraud and protection, and managing loans to finance higher
education. The course allows students to use the latest technology,
including rich media, high-definition video, diagrams and avatars to
interact and have fun with complex topics normally reserved for
adults.  
"The program has been well-received thus far by administration and
faculty. Each of the schools is in the process of determining a
strategy for incorporating the program to enhance their existing
curriculum," said Jessica Howard, Schools Manager for EverFi. "We are
looking forward to seeing students get certified in financial
literacy as schools begin implementation in their classrooms," she
concluded. 
About Oak Valley Bancorp and Oak Valley Community Bank
 Oak Valley
Bancorp operates Oak Valley Community Bank, through which it offers a
variety of loan and deposit products to individuals and small
businesses.
 The Company currently operates through 14 conveniently
located branches: Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson,
Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, three branches in Modesto, and three
branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport,
Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop. For more information, call 1-866-844-7500
or visit them online at www.ovcb.com. 
About EverFi, Inc.
 EverFi is the leading education technology
platform to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills
including the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform(TM), Ignition -
Digital Literacy & Responsibility(TM) and Buttonwood(TM) for Student
Loan Management. The company is already powering a national movement
in 50 states that enables students to learn using the latest
technology. EverFi is building an entirely new framework to finance
and deliver content, technology and innovation into schools. The
company boasts an integrated network of thousands of schools across
the country that will incorporate the EverFi learning platform into
their curriculum each year. EverFi teams with major corporations and
foundations to provide the programs at no cost to the schools. The
company is adding over 200 new K-12 schools and colleges per month
onto the platform. Visit them at www.everfi.com. 
Contact:
Ron Martin/Chris Courtney
Phone:  (209) 848-BANK (2265) 
Toll Free (866) 844-7500
www.ovcb.com