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Eagle Bancorp Montana Appoints Chemodurow and Cape to Board of Directors

HELENA, Mont., Aug. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBMT), (the "Company," "Eagle"), the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana, today announced that Tanya Chemodurow and Shavon Cape have been appointed to its Board of Directors and to the Board of Directors of Opportunity Bank of Montana, its wholly owned subsidiary.

"We are very pleased that Tanya and Shavon are joining our board. Both women are exceedingly well known and highly respected in our local business communities," stated Larry J. Dreyer, Chairman of the Board. "They bring different strengths to our board and a broad depth of knowledge that should help propel us forward, as we look to grow and expand into new markets."

Ms. Chemodurow, a resident of Missoula, has been President of Abatement Contractors of Montana, LLC, since 2004. She oversees all aspects of environmental remediation and construction projects, specializing primarily in government contracting, asbestos, lead, mold remediation and general construction. Ms. Chemodurow holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Montana.

Ms. Cape, a resident of Bozeman, is co-founder of JWT Capital, LLC a company that develops and operates various real estate ventures and hotels in the Bozeman and Billings markets. Prior to that, she was a Financial Advisor with D.A. Davidson and Wachovia Securities. Ms. Cape holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Marketing from Montana State University.

About the Company

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Helena, Montana and is the holding company of Opportunity Bank, a community bank established in 1922 that serves consumers and small businesses in Southern Montana through 13 banking offices. Additional information is available on the bank's website at www.opportunitybank.com. The shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "EBMT."

Forward Looking Statements

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CONTACT: Peter J. Johnson, President and CEO (406) 457-4006 Laura F. Clark, SVP and CFO (406) 457-4007Source:Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.