OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Oak Valley Community Bank (OTCBB: OVYB) announced today that Elias Reyna has joined the bank as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager in the Bank's Turlock branch, located on Geer Road.

Reyna brings seven years of banking experience and a long history with the community to the Bank. He has volunteered for many organizations including Merced Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He attended the California State University, Stanislaus, receiving a degree in Finance. Elias is a lifelong resident of Merced, where he currently resides with his wife Brenda and two children Jared and Jaylen.

"Elias' extensive knowledge of the community and strong business development skills makes him an excellent fit for Oak Valley Community Bank," said President, Chris Courtney. "Having previously owned his own health insurance business, he has a deep understanding of the challenges and concerns that Central Valley business owners face. His experience will truly be an asset to our bank."

Established in 1991, Oak Valley Community Bank offers a variety of loan and deposit products dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and small businesses. The Bank currently operates through 12 convenient locations: Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, two branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes and Bishop. They recently opened a new full-service branch on March Lane in Stockton.

For more information on Oak Valley Community Bank, call 1-866-844-7500 or visit us online at www.ovcb.com.

Contact Information: Contact: Ron Martin/Chris Courtney Phone: (209) 848-BANK (2265) Toll Free (866) 844-7500 www.ovcb.com