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Jul 12, 2012

Community Trust Bank to Open New Downtown Location

New Market Street Banking Center housed in historic Wray-Dickinson Co. Ford Dealership Building

Shreveport, LA – Community Trust Bank will open its new Market Street Banking Center on July 30, 2012. The Banking Center, at 308 Market Street in the heart of Shreveport’s Downtown Business District, will now occupy the building of the old Wray Ford dealership. It is the bank’s fourth location in the Shreveport-Bossier City region.

While the doors of the new banking center will officially open for business on July 30, Regional President Larry Little has planned a grand opening and ribbon cutting for August 30. Open to the community, the grand opening celebration will commence at 10 a.m. and run through 4:00 p. m., with a ribbon cutting at 4:00 p.m. The open house will include refreshments and tours of the new banking center. After the ribbon cutting, stop by the Community Trust Bank tailgate outside Independence Stadium before the big LA Tech versus Texas A&M. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m.!

“Our grand opening is a community event and everyone is invited to attend, share refreshments and get to know us,” Little said. “Our new Market Street location is special not only because it’s housed in a historic building and in the heart of the downtown, but because we’ll introduce an exciting new retail delivery platform to the market. It is unique to the area and is meant to provide each customer with a true personal banking experience.”

Featuring state-of-the-art technology, the new Market Street Banking Center will include new “dialogue towers” in the lobby, serving as a customer-centric retail delivery platform. This means that customers will be greeted when they enter the lobby by either someone at the greeter station or one of the personal bankers not tending to another customer. The customer will then be escorted to a dialogue tower instead of a traditional teller counter, and work with a personal banker to conduct their business, allowing individualized, one-on-one service as well as a more private experience.

In recent months, Ribbon cuttings have become a frequency amidst Community Trust Bank’s expansion, swelling its tri-state footprint in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Within a year, three new branches have begun serving customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas, ground has broken for two new locations in the greater Jackson, Mississippi communities of Madison and Flowood, and the aforementioned new Market Street location is slated to serve downtown Shreveport within weeks.

About Community Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank, a century old, Louisiana-chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 31 banking centers throughout north Louisiana, north Texas, and north and central Mississippi. Community Trust Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Trust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company with assets over $2.5 billion. Community Trust Financial Corporation’s common stock is not listed on any exchange and is traded through individually negotiated transactions. To learn more, visit Community Trust’s website at