Matt West Joins Community Trust Bank as Vice President Business Development/Private Banking

WEST MONROE, LA – May 8, 2012

Community Trust Bank announced Matt West has joined the bank as Vice President of Business Development/ Private Banking. West will serve as an important component for business development in Ouachita Parish by using his experience and knowledge in the financial industry and marketing to develop strategies and opportunities for the bank and its customers.

A resident of West Monroe, West brings seven years of mortgage banking experience where he focused primarily on premier and private banking clientele, as well as two additional years of wealth management banking expertise, to his new position at Community Trust Bank.

“Matt is a natural fit for Community Trust Bank and will have a seamless transition into our culture,” said Lance Hall, Regional President, Community Trust Bank. “We believe his attention to the true needs of customers will facilitate successful development as a part of our financial services team.”

West is active in Ouachita Parish, the community in which he will focus his professional efforts. He is the President-Elect of the West Monroe Civitan Club, serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Louisiana, and is a West Monroe Chamber of Commerce diplomat.

“Having someone as familiar and involved with the community as Matt is an advantage to the families and businesses in the region,” Hall added. “We are looking forward to his future with us at Community Trust Bank.”

Aside from spending time with his family, West enjoys boating, fishing and is a member of North Monroe Baptist Church. A graduate of West Monroe High School, West received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University.

About Community Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank, a century year old, Louisiana-chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 30 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