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Aug 4, 2014

Preston Moore Leads Community Trust Bank Houston Team as Regional President

HOUSTON (August 4, 2014)—Community Trust Bank has announced that Preston Moore has joined the bank as Houston Regional President. In this position, Moore will plan, develop and direct financial policies and practices of the Community Trust Bank Houston market, ensuring that financial objectives, goals and institutional growth are met in accordance with the policies of its board of directors and CEO Drake Mills. Moore has been with Community Trust Bank since November 2012.

Moore has served various roles in the banking industry for more than 30 years, and brings a wealth of financial business experience to the bank. Prior to joining Community Trust Bank, Moore worked for Encore Bank as President and Chief Executive Officer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at Washington & Lee University and later went on to earn his MBA in finance at the University of Texas.

Moore is also active within the community, serving on the board of directors for Encore Bancshares and the Houston Country Club, and in various capacities for Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and The Kinkaid School.

"We are thrilled to have Preston as part of our Community Trust Bank team,” said Community Trust Bank Texas State President Van Pardue. “His decades of banking expertise and tremendous leadership skills will help us continue to prosper and achieve success within our community and the banking industry."

Moore maintains his office at Community Trust Bank’s Memorial Financial Center in Houston, located at 9805 Katy Freeway. Community Trust Bank’s Houston market also includes one location in the West University, as well as one in The Woodlands.

About Community Trust Bank
Community Trust Bank, a more than century old, Louisiana chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 36 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 $3.4 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