Community Trust Bank expands Private Banking Group, names new Senior Vice President

DALLAS, TX – July 28, 2011

Community Trust Bank has announced that Tarique Baloch has been named Senior Vice President, Private Banking Group. Baloch will be based at Community Trust Bank’s Dallas Financial Center in Dallas, Texas.

At Community Trust Bank, Baloch will be responsible for developing a suite of private banking products and establishing a private banking center at the bank’s Los Colinas, Texas financial center.

“We are looking forward to having Tarique on our team,” said Van Pardue, President, Community Trust Bank. “His experience in the financial services industry will help us build and establish a private banking center model that we can implement throughout all the Community Trust Bank markets. Not only does Tarique have the experience that we were looking for, but his emphasis on customer needs and relationships is a perfect fit with Community Trust Bank’s customer-driven focus.”

Prior to joining Community Trust Bank, Baloch was the Regional Director of MS Private Bank at Morgan Stanley Private Bank. In his role at Morgan Stanley, he was responsible for a team of bankers and ensuring the lending needs of clients were met at exceptional standards. He has also been a member of numerous business and community organizations.

Baloch attended Karachi University, University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and Winona State University.

About Community Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank is a Louisiana chartered bank that provides a wide range of traditional banking services in 28 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