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Jan 17, 2014

Community Trust Bank Energy Finance Director Named to Top 20 Under 40 by Oil and Gas Investor

DALLAS, TX (January 13, 2014)—Community Trust Bank’s Energy Finance Group Managing Director Christina Kitchens has been named to Oil and Gas Investor Magazine’s “20 Under 40 in Energy Finance” listing for 2014. The magazine’s yearly feature acknowledges the rising stars in finance, including investment banks, private equity, commercial and merchant banks, as well as the energy sector.

In its January issue, the publication features summary sketches of 20 chosen professionals whose entrepreneurial spirit, creative energy and intellectual skills set them apart, according to its editors.

As CTB Energy Finance Group director, Kitchens leads a team that provides specialized financing solutions to the domestic oil and gas industry. The group principally focuses on relationship banking for firms seeking $2.5 million to $100 million in a revolver or term facility secured by oil and gas assets. Kitchens brings to Community Trust Bank her expertise in offering senior debt facilities to exploration and production, midstream, royalties and select energy service firms.

Kitchens joined Community Trust Bank in August 2013, having previously served as senior vice president and division manager of the Texas Oil and Gas Lending group at F&M Bank in Dallas. She is currently the board director for the Texas Energy Update trade association, a founder of the Texas Energy Leadership Series and a member of the Texas Energy Council. Her involvement in the Texas oil and gas industry has led to business distinctions and honors among her peers and colleagues for the past several years.

Kitchens was most recently named among Dallas Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy Finance” for 2013.

The CTB Energy Finance Group lending platform includes a NYMEX-based price deck, competitive pricing and loan terms, along with lending limits supportive of clients’ long-term growth. The group’s funding focuses will largely apply to acquisition, drilling and working capital ventures for oil and gas business entities.

About Community Trust Bank
Community Trust Bank, a more than century-­old, Louisiana-­chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 35 banking centers throughout north Louisiana, north Texas and the Houston area, 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 $3 billion. Community Trust Financial Corporation’s common stock is not exchange listed but is traded through individually negotiated transactions. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit