Sterling Shuman Joins Shore Bank Baltimore LPO as Senior Credit Officer

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| Source: Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMPR) (the "Company"), the holding company for The Bank of Hampton Roads and Shore Bank ("Shore"), today announced that Sterling E. Shuman, Jr. has joined Shore's Loan Production Office (LPO) in Baltimore as Senior Credit Officer. He has over 37 years of banking experience in the region.

Richard J. Hunt, President – Greater Baltimore Market, said, "I am extremely pleased to be re-united with Sterling after our past successes working together at Provident Bank. With his decades of experience in this market and broad skillset that spans commercial lending, credit administration and portfolio management, Sterling will be a tremendous asset to our office, and we are excited to have him join our team here at Shore. Sterling's deep roots in the Greater Baltimore market give him a strong understanding of the banking needs of the businesses we seek to serve as we expand the Company's One Bank strategy into this region."

Shuman most recently served as Senior Credit Officer at Patapsco Bank of Baltimore. His previous experience included serving as Chief Credit Officer at CFG Community Bank, Regional Credit Officer at Provident Bank, Senior Vice President, Credit Officer of the Metro DC Region for Signet Bank of Maryland and Virginia, and Vice President, Real Estate Loan Administration for Equitable Bank in Baltimore.

Shuman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Towson University in Baltimore, and a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola College in Baltimore.

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About Hampton Roads Bankshares

Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that was formed in 2001 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Company's primary subsidiaries are The Bank of Hampton Roads, which opened for business in 1987, and Shore Bank, which opened in 1961 (the "Banks"). The Banks engage in general community and commercial banking business, targeting the needs of individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. Currently, The Bank of Hampton Roads operates banking offices in Virginia and North Carolina doing business as The Bank of Hampton Roads and Gateway Bank & Trust Co. Shore Bank serves the Eastern Shore of Virginia, eastern Maryland, and southern Delaware through eight banking offices, ATMs, and loan production offices in West Ocean City, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Through various affiliates, the Banks also offer mortgage banking services and investment products. Shares of the Company's common stock are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "HMPR." Additional information about the Company and its subsidiaries can be found at www.hamptonroadsbanksharesinc.com.

Douglas J. Glenn
President and Chief Executive Officer
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