Community Trust Bank Congratulates one of its own on recent completion of Banking School

SHREVEPORT, LA – August 17, 2011

Delayne Lewis, Vice President of Compliance at Community Trust Bank, was among the 157 bankers who received graduation diplomas on June 3, 2011, from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. This three-year program provides students with detailed courses covering all aspects of banking, economics, and related subjects. Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in the graduate program.

“The level of commitment necessary to complete the program at Louisiana State University's Graduate School of Banking is extensive,” said Larry Little, Regional President- Shreveport, Community Trust Bank. “By pursuing this degree, Delayne sets another great example of a Community Trust Bank team member working to exceed customer expectations and strive for continuous improvement.”

Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations, in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, the banking school requires attendance on campus for three years, with extensive bank study assignments between sessions. During these three years, students receive 180 hours of classroom instruction, 30 hours of reviews, planned evening study, and written final examinations at the end of each session. The faculty for the program consists of bankers, business and professional leaders, and educators from all parts of the U.S.

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