Community Trust Bank Employee Jeannine Coker Passes Louisiana Notary Exam

RUSTON, LA – August 14, 2012

Jeannine Coker, Assistant Vice President, Board Administration and Shareholder Services for Community Trust Bank, has passed the Louisiana Notary Examination. Jeannine has been with the bank since November 2008.

“Over the years, Jeannine has proven herself as an extremely talented and dedicated employee,“ said James Kendrick, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Community Trust Bank. “ Her completing all the requirements to become a Louisiana notary, under the recent significantly heightened new standards, is just one more example of her talents. We, at Community Trust, are very proud of her and consider ourselves fortunate to have her as part of the team… and what a team it is.”

According to Judge Harmon Drew of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal, passing the exam is quite an accomplishment. Drew and his wife, Jean, taught the exam preparatory classes from 1992-2005 and successfully trained over 1,200 notaries from 17 Louisiana parishes. “Since the state took over the notary testing about seven years ago, the passing rate has hovered somewhere around a dismal 10 percent,” said Drew. “Back when Jean and I taught the course the passing rate was between 85 to 90 percent, so the current exam is much more difficult.”

A native of New Orleans, Jeannine studied at the University of New Orleans. She loves Mardi Gras, Saints football, cooking, and traveling. She has been married to husband Darin Coker for 11 years and they are the proud parents of a 7 month old miniature Dachshund named Nola.

About Community Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank, a century year old, Louisiana-chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 31 banking centers throughout north Louisiana, north Texas, and north and central Mississippi. Community Trust Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Trust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company with assets over $2.5 billion. 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