Summit Financial Group, Inc. to Hold Informational Conference Call Regarding Rights Offering of Preferred Stock

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MOOREFIELD, W.Va., Aug. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit Financial Group, Inc. ("Summit") (Nasdaq:SMMF) announced today that Oscar M. Bean, Chairman of the Board, H. Charles Maddy, III, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert S. Tissue, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m., EDT, on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 to discuss and answer questions regarding Summit's offering of 8% Non-cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, Series 2011 pursuant to subscription rights distributed to its common shareholders.

To access the conference call, please dial (866) 352-2112. The conference passcode is 8906934#.

About the Company

Summit Financial Group, Inc. is a $1.47 billion financial holding company headquartered in Moorefield, West Virginia. Summit provides community banking services primarily in the Eastern Panhandle and South Central regions of West Virginia and the Northern and Shenandoah Valley regions of Virginia, through its bank subsidiary, Summit Community Bank, Inc., which operates fifteen banking locations. Summit also operates Summit Insurance Services, LLC in Moorefield, West Virginia and Leesburg, Virginia.

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Teresa D. Ely, Director of Shareholder Relations
Telephone: (304) 530-0526