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Bank of Hampton Roads and Shore Bank Launch Debit Card Rewards Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:HMPR), the holding company for the Bank of Hampton Roads ("BHR") and Shore Bank ("Shore"), today announced the launch of a Debit Card Rewards Program for Bank of Hampton Roads, Gateway Bank, and Shore Bank personal checking account holders.

"Due to their simplicity and convenience, debit cards are a popular choice of payment among consumers for everyday purchases," said Douglas Glenn, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We've worked to create a program that will be beneficial to our loyal customers and growing number of debit card users." Under the program, cardholders will earn rewards points for their everyday spending that can be redeemed for exciting gifts.

For additional information please visit BankofHamptonRoads.com, GatewayBankandTrust.com, or ShoreBank.com.

About Hampton Roads Bankshares

Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. is a multi-bank holding company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Company's primary subsidiaries are The Bank of Hampton Roads, which opened for business in 1987, and Shore Bank, which opened in 1961 (collectively, the "Banks"). The Banks engage in general community and commercial banking business, targeting the needs of individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. Currently, The Bank of Hampton Roads operates banking offices in Virginia and North Carolina doing business as Bank of Hampton Roads and Gateway Bank & Trust Co. Shore Bank serves the Eastern Shore of Virginia, eastern Maryland and southern Delaware through seven full service banking offices, ATMs and three loan production offices. Through various divisions, the Banks also offer mortgage banking and marine financing. Shares of the Company's common stock are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HMPR." Additional information about the Company and its subsidiaries can be found at www.hamptonroadsbanksharesinc.com.

CONTACT: Douglas J. Glenn President and Chief Executive Officer (757) 217-1000

Source:Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc.