Community Trust Bank Named One of the Best Banks to Work for in US

RUSTON, LA – October 30, 2013

Community Trust Bank has been named one of the top three Best Banks to Work For by American Banker magazine in the three to ten billion dollar range. The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize, and honor the best banks to work for in the nation, is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group.

To be considered for participation, banks had to have at least 50 employees working in the US, and be a commercial bank, thrift, mutual association, mutual savings bank, savings and loan association, or a savings bank. In all, 35 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this inaugural program. The full Best Banks to Work For list is featured in the November issue of American Banker Magazine and is available online at

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as one of the Best Banks to Work For in the nation,” said Drake Mills, Community Trust Bank President and CEO. “This award is a direct reflection of our employees and their commitment to the Community Trust Bank culture and core values. Programs we have initiated like Dream Manager and Project Enrich not only help to create an enjoyable work environment, but also enrich lives, both in our organization and in the communities we serve.”

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involved a two-step process. The first step consisted of evaluating each participating bank’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top banks and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

For more information on the Best Banks to Work For program, visit or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.

About Community Trust Bank
Community Trust Bank, a more-than century year old, Louisiana-chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 35 banking centers in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Community Trust Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Trust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company with assets over $3.1 billion. Community Trust Financial Corporation’s common stock is not listed on any exchange and is traded through individually negotiated transactions. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit Community Trust’s website at