OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that John Capri has joined the bank as Vice President, Branch Manager of the Bank's Tracy branch. The new branch is located at 1034 North Central Avenue and is scheduled to open by August.

As Branch Manager, Capri will be responsible for managing branch operations and business development. He has 30 years of banking experience, the more recent half of which has been spent serving Tracy and the surrounding area. He is actively involved with the Tracy Rotary Club, Tracy Crime Stoppers, and St. Bernard's Church. Capri resides in Tracy with his wife Cathy and two daughters.

"We are very pleased to have John join Oak Valley Community Bank," stated Wendy Burth, Executive Vice President of Retail Banking. "His extensive experience in Tracy and the relationships he's developed over the years will be a tremendous benefit to the Bank. We are confident he will make an impact in shaping our presence and growth in the community," she concluded.

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. They currently operate through 14 conveniently located branches: Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, including Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes and Bishop.

For more information, call 1-866-844-7500 or visit www.ovcb.com.

Contact Information:

Chris Courtney/Rick McCarty
Phone: (209) 848-BANK (2265)
Toll Free (866) 844-7500