Stefanie Levensalor Rejoins Gateway Bank Mortgage as Vice President and Market Manager

Stefanie Levensalor Rejoins Gateway Bank Mortgage as Vice President and Market
Manager

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hampton Roads
Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMPR) (the "Company"), the holding company for The
Bank of Hampton Roads ("BHR") and Shore Bank, today announced that Stefanie M.
Levensalor has rejoined its subsidiary Gateway Bank Mortgage ("Gateway
Mortgage") as Vice President and Market Manager. She will be located in the
Ghent Financial Center in Norfolk.Levensalor served as a Vice President and
Mortgage Officer for Gateway Mortgage from 2006 to 2012 and rejoins Gateway
Mortgage after serving as a Vice President and Mortgage Officer for TowneBank
Mortgage for the past year.She has 12 years of mortgage experience and a
proven track record of providing excellent customer service to her mortgage
clients and realtors and originating high-quality mortgages.

Douglas J. Glenn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and
Chief Executive Officer of BHR, said, "As we implement our One Bank strategy
and sharpen our focus on our core community banking franchise, we continue to
attract talented, experienced bankers like Stefanie who know our customers and
communities and share our excitement about the momentum and potential of our
franchise."

Chris Corchiani, CEO of Gateway Mortgage, said,"Mortgages are a core financial
product and we are excited about expanding our presence and mortgage offerings
across the Company's entire footprint.We plan to continue to add experienced
mortgage professionals who want to be a part of this opportunity."

Prior to joining Gateway Mortgage in 2006, Levensalor served as a Mortgage
Loan Officer and Customer Service Representative with RBC Centura Bank from
1999 to 2006.She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Elon
College.

Caution About Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release may constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995.Forward-looking statements are statements that include projections,
predictions, expectations, or beliefs about events or results or otherwise are
not statements of historical facts, including prospective statements about the
expansion of the presence and product offerings of the Company's subsidiaries
and performance of the Company's personnel.Although the Company believes that
its expectations with respect to such forward-looking statements are based
upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its existing knowledge of its
business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company will not differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.Factors that
could cause actual events or results to differ significantly from those
described in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to
those described in the cautionary language included under the headings "Risk
Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 and other filings made with the SEC.

About Hampton Roads Bankshares

Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that was formed in
2001 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.The Company's primary
subsidiaries are The Bank of Hampton Roads, which opened for business in 1987,
and Shore Bank, which opened in 1961 (the "Banks"). The Banks engage in
general community and commercial banking business, targeting the needs of
individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.Currently, The Bank of
Hampton Roads operates banking offices in Virginia and North Carolina doing
business as The Bank of Hampton Roads and Gateway Bank & Trust Co. Shore Bank
serves the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia through seven banking
offices, ATMs and two loan production offices in West Ocean City, Maryland and
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Through various affiliates, the Banks also offer
mortgage banking services and investment products.Shares of the Company's
common stock are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol
"HMPR."Additional information about the Company and its subsidiaries can be
found at www.hamptonroadsbanksharesinc.com.

CONTACT: Douglas J. Glenn
         President and Chief Executive Officer
         (757) 217-1000
 
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