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Summit Community Bank Announces Its Chief Banking Officer

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MOOREFIELD, W.Va., Jan. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit Community Bank, a subsidiary of Summit Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMMF), today announced banking veteran Patricia (Patty) Owens as its Chief Banking Officer. Ms. Owens brings nearly 32 years of banking experience to her position. She joined Summit in 2007 and has previously served as the Area Manager of Retail Banking overseeing a total of eleven branches in Virginia and West Virginia.

A native of Manassas, Virginia, Ms. Owens attended George Mason University and is a graduate of the CBA and BAI's Graduate School of Retail Bank Management in 2008. She and her husband currently reside in Manassas Park, Virginia.

"We are proud to promote Patty to this position. Her knowledge and diverse background make her a natural fit to this position and we are pleased to have her on our team," said Charles Maddy, President and CEO of Summit Financial Group. "Patty is passionate about retail banking and we appreciate her continued effort in developing and delivering Service Beyond Expectations."

"I am delighted to continue my career at Summit. In this new position, I look forward to continuing to develop our retail team in making Summit the premier community bank in its markets. Summit has many talented individuals and I am honored to be part of the outstanding community banking tradition it has developed over the past 129 years."

Summit Financial Group, Inc. is a $1.39 billion financial holding company headquartered in Moorefield, West Virginia. Summit provides community banking services primarily in the Eastern Panhandle and South Central regions of West Virginia and the Northern and Shenandoah Valley regions of Virginia, through its bank subsidiary, Summit Community Bank, Inc., which operates fifteen banking locations. Summit also operates Summit Insurance Services, LLC in Moorefield, West Virginia and Leesburg, Virginia.

CONTACT: Press Contact: Angela Zirk (304)530-0614 azirk@summitfgi.com

Source:Summit Financial Group, Inc.