John Maloney Joins Bank of Hampton Roads as Vice President and Customer Relationship Manager

John Maloney Joins Bank of Hampton Roads as Vice President and Customer
Relationship Manager

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 23, 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 thatJohn
Maloney has joined BHR as a Vice President and Customer Relationship Manager,
based in the Hilltop Financial Center in Virginia Beach.Maloney has 13 years
of experience in commercial banking and branch management in Norfolk and
surrounding markets.

W. Thomas Mears, President Commercial Banking for BHR, said "John is a
talented, experienced banker with deep roots and relationships in our local
markets and we welcome him to our team.We continue to execute our One Bank
strategy, which is more about bankers than buildings and which is grounded in
a commitment to outstanding service to our customers."

Prior to joining BHR, Maloney served in commercial lending positions with City
National Bank, Virginia Business Bank, Bank of the Commonwealth and Heritage
Bank.Previously, he served as a branch manager with PNC Bank (formerly RBC)
in Hampton, VA.

Maloney earned a B.B.A. from James Madison University and is a graduate of the
University of Virginia School of Bank Management and the RMA Lending
School.He is active in a number of civic and community organizations,
including serving as former President of Sertoma of Norfolk and former Chair
of the Norfolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

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
performance of the Company's personnel or the Company's ability to
successfully execute its strategy.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, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the
quarter ended March 31, 2013, and other filings made with the SEC.

About Hampton Roads Bankshares

Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company 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 (collectively, 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 33
banking offices in Virginia and North Carolina doing business as 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

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