OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) - Oak Valley Community Bank (OTCBB: OVLY) announced today that Peter Brown has joined the bank as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. He will be based at our 12th and I Street Branch in Modesto, and serving the commercial banking needs of area businesses.

Brown has 9 years of banking experience and was most recently a Commercial Loan Officer employed by Valley Community Bank. Brown grew up in Watsonville and currently resides in Oakdale with his wife and two children.

"We are pleased Peter has joined our team. He brings a wealth of commercial loan experience and great market knowledge which will help us continue our strategic growth in the commercial lending. His most recent position at Valley Community Bank complements our program," said Chris Courtney, President of Oak Valley Community 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.

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