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Community Bankers Trust Corporation Announces Appointment of New Board Member

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 with PricewaterhouseCoopers 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 www.essexbank.com.  For information on Community Bankers Trust Corporation, please visit its website at www.cbtrustcorp.com.

SOURCE Community Bankers Trust Corporation

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