OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announces that Celia Wilbur has joined the bank as Vice President Branch Manager of the Bank's Modesto-Dale branch located at 4120 Dale Road.

As Branch Manager, Celia will oversee the daily sales, service and operational activities for the Branch. She will facilitate staff development, oversee and manage staff sales goals and have responsibility for business development.

Wilbur brings extensive local knowledge to her new position. She has spent 15 years in Central Valley banking circles, including serving in mortgage lending and management positions at Wells Fargo and County Bank. Wilbur and her family have been Ripon residents for 27 years. 

"Celia's vast lending background and commitment to the Central Valley community makes her a perfect fit for the branch manager position," said Executive Vice President Wendy Burth. "Her experience assures our clients will continue to enjoy the best possible financial advice and first-class customer service."

Oak Valley Bancorp operates Oak Valley Community Bank & Eastern Sierra Community Bank, through which it offers a variety of loan and deposit products to individuals and small businesses. The Company currently operates through 12 conveniently located branches: 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 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