Community Bankers Trust Corporation Announces Appointment of New Board Member

Community Bankers Trust Corporation Announces Appointment of New Board Member

PR Newswire

GLEN ALLEN, Va., March 28, 2014

GLEN ALLEN, Va., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Community Bankers Trust
Corporation (NASDAQ: ESXB), the holding company for Essex Bank, announced
today that it has appointed Gerald F. Barber to its Board of Directors. Mr.
Barber will also serve as a director of the Bank.

Mr. Barber is a finance professional with almost 40 years of experience in
accounting, auditing and consulting. He has worked with organizations of all
sizes from start-up businesses to multi-national corporations and has
delivered services to organizations in numerous industries, including banking,
financial services, consumer/industrial products, retail and technology.  He
was a Transaction Services Partner withPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC")
from 2001 to 2012 and led the U.S. Latin America Transaction Services Practice
in Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida from 2004 to 2012. Since his
retirement from PwC in 2012, Mr. Barber has continued advising both middle
market and multi-national corporations. He served as an adjunct professor at
the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce during 2012 and
2013. He has been in the audit and accounting field since 1975.

Rex L. Smith, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and
the Bank, stated, "As we continue to focus on our strategic opportunities, we
welcome the perspective that Jerry will bring to the Board following his many
years reviewing and advising on merger and acquisition transactions and
accounting and auditing issues. His insight from his past and current
experiences will help greatly in achieving our goals both in the near term and
for the future."

About Community Bankers Trust Corporation and Essex Bank

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank, a
Virginia state bank with 20 full-service offices, 13 of which are in Virginia
and seven of which are in Maryland. The Bank also operates two loan
production offices in Virginia. The Bank opened a new branch office in
Annapolis, Maryland on March 25, 2014 and plans to open a branch office at its
new headquarters in Richmond, Virginia in April 2014.

Additional information on the Bank is available on the Bank's website at For information on Community Bankers Trust Corporation,
please visit its website at

SOURCE Community Bankers Trust Corporation

Contact: John M. Oakey, III, Community Bankers Trust Corporation, 804-934-9999
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