OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 3, 2011) - Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), recently announced the upcoming opening of a new branch in Modesto. The new branch office is located at 3508 McHenry Avenue, on the corner of McHenry and Standiford/Sylvan Avenues. The branch is expected to open by April 2011 and it will be the third Modesto location for the Bank.

"As a safe, secure financial institution that has served the Central Valley for twenty years, our goal is to continue to build trust and relationships so that customers will choose Oak Valley for all their banking needs," stated Ron Martin, Chief Executive Officer. "The expansion is a reflection of our commitment to offer the best in financial services, customer care, and convenience."

The new branch will offer a full line of personal and commercial banking services and feature two drive-up service lanes and a drive-up ATM, as well as, a traditional walk-up ATM, night deposit service, and safe deposit box availability. The branch, being situated on one of the most traveled intersections in Modesto, is conveniently located with ample parking. 

"The Modesto market has been pivotal to the success of Oak Valley Community Bank. We are extremely pleased with the additional coverage of Modesto this branch affords our current and future customers," said Chris Courtney, President.

Oak Valley's McHenry branch hours will match that of their other branches with drive-up teller service and Saturday hours; Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. On weekdays, drive-up service is available beginning at 8:30 AM, a half-hour before lobby hours. 

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 www.ovcb.com.

Contact Information:

Ron Martin/Chris Courtney/Rick McCarty

(209) 848-BANK (2265)
Toll Free (866) 844-7500