OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Oak Valley Community Bank (OTCBB: OVYB) announced today that Linda Hischier has joined the bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. She will be based in Modesto, and serving the commercial banking needs of area businesses.

Hischier has 27 years of banking experience and was most recently a Commercial Banking Manager employed by County Bank. She has volunteered for many local organizations including Modesto Sunrise Rotary, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Modesto Chamber of Commerce-Ag committee. She earned a degree in Business Administration from University of the Pacific in Stockton. Hischier is a lifelong Central Valley resident who counts Stockton and Modesto as places she has called home. She and her family currently reside in Modesto.

"We put tremendous emphasis on bringing together talented, experienced professionals with a successful track record. We are very fortunate to have someone of Hischier's caliber," said Chris Courtney, President of Oak Valley Community Bank. "Her experience, long-standing dedication to customer service, and roots in the community make her an obvious 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