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Sep 1, 2011

Ian Wright, Senior Vice President at Community Trust Bank, earns distinguished CMB Designation

DALLAS, TX – Ian Wright, Senior Vice President-Director of Warehouse Lending at Community Trust Bank, has become one of only 1,100 people nationwide to receive a Certified Mortgage Banker® (CMB®) designation.

According to CampusMBA, the education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that offers the CMB designation, CMB has been the highest professional designation for the real estate finance industry since its inception in 1973. To receive this designation, candidates must accrue points through work experience, education, or industry participation, and then pass a six hour written exam and an hour oral exam.

“We are proud of the example Ian has set for his Community Trust Bank peers and within the Dallas community. The Certified Mortgage Banker designation is a standard of success that signifies integrity and respect,” said Van Pardue, President, Community Trust Bank. “This designation just further substantiates Ian’s leadership and the extraordinary success that our warehouse team has enjoyed.”

Ian joined the Community Trust Bank family with 10 years of experience in banking, previously employed with Texas Capital Bank. As the Senior Vice President-Director of Warehouse Lending, Ian is responsible for the overall operation of the Community Trust Bank warehouse line of business. A resident of Dallas, Ian is highly active in the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, and serves on the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association board of directors.

About Community Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank is a Louisiana chartered bank that provides a wide range of traditional banking services in 29 banking centers throughout north Louisiana, north Texas, and north and central Mississippi. Community Trust Bank (the “Bank”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Trust Financial Corporation. Headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, Community Trust Financial Corporation (the “Corporation”) is a financial holding company with assets of over $2.0 billion. Along with the Bank, Community Trust Services Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation. Community Trust Services Corporation provides support services to the Corporation and the Bank, as well as specialized services for third parties. 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 ctbonline.com.