Hampton Roads Bankshares Promotes Denise Hinkle to Chief Human Resources Officer

Hampton Roads Bankshares Promotes Denise Hinkle to Chief Human Resources
Officer

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hampton Roads
Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMPR) (the "Company"), the holding company for The
Bank of Hampton Roads ("BHR") and Shore Bank ("Shore"), today announced the
promotion of Denise D. Hinkle to Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role,
Hinkle will be responsible for providing leadership in the development and
execution of Human Resource strategies such as talent management, succession
planning, change management, employee engagement and satisfaction, and
organizational performance and development. Hinkle will continue to report to
Douglas J. Glenn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and
Chief Executive Officer of BHR, and will continue to be based in Virginia
Beach, VA.

"This promotion reflects the strong and essential contribution Denise has made
to the Company since she joined us in 2010 and her demonstrated commitment to
customer service and strong community relationships," Glenn commented."Our
One Bank strategy is more about bankers than buildings, and Denise has led our
successful efforts to recruit a number of talented, experienced bankers to our
team."

Hinkle has served as Director of Human Resources at the Company since July
2012.Previously, she served as Employee Services Manager from November 2010
to June 2012.Before joining BHR in November 2010, Hinkle held the positions
of Human Resources Director or Human Resources Manager at Amerigroup
Corporation, Standard Forms Inc. (A Workflow Company), and FHC Health
Systems/Alternative Behavioral Services.Hinkle earned a BA in Human Resource
Administration from Saint Leo University and graduated magna cum laude. 

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 statements about the Company's
strategy and the performance of its employees. 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, 2013 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 Virginia, eastern Maryland, and southern Delaware
through seven banking offices, ATMs, and 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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