Summit Financial Group, Inc. Extends Subscription Period of Its Rights Offering of Preferred Stock

| Source: Summit Financial Group, Inc.

MOOREFIELD, W.Va., Sept. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMMF) announced today that it is extending by an additional 15 days the subscription period of its present offering of 8% Non-Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, Series 2011 pursuant to subscription rights distributed to its common shareholders (the "Offering"). Accordingly, the Offering's subscription rights will now expire at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on September 30, 2011.

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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
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