MAMMOTH LAKES, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2010) - Eastern Sierra Community Bank, a Division of Oak Valley Community Bank and Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced the opening of the Bank's newly relocated branch at 307 Old Mammoth Road in Mammoth Lakes, Calif..

The new office is a full service branch which will continue to provide 24-hour ATM, night depository accessibility, and safe deposit box availability. Hours have been extended to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 6:00 PM on Fridays. As an even greater convenience, the branch will also be open Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

"The relocation is a reflection of our commitment to offer the best in financial services and customer care," said Wendy Burth, Executive Vice President Retail Banking. "As a safe, secure financial institution that has been serving the Eastern Sierra community for ten years, our goal is to continue to build trust and relationships so that customers will choose our bank for all their banking needs."

The branch will continue to be managed by Jeff Buss, a long-time Eastern Sierra business development officer and manager. The Mammoth Lakes branch staff also includes experienced banking professionals, Judy Haycook, Assistant Customer Service Manager; Heather Morgan, New Accounts Representative; and Customer Service Representatives Gretchen Thompson, Alicia Ganatta, Yvonne Martin and Hank Brown.

"We're very excited about the move. The new location is right in the heart of town on a well traveled road where most local people already shop and do business. We're very happy about the increased visibility, accessibility and convenience for our customers," added Buss.

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 Eastern Sierra Community Bank, call 1-866-844-7500 or visit us online at

Contact Information: Contact: Ron Martin/Chris Courtney Phone: (209) 848-BANK (2265) Toll Free (866) 844-7500