Valley Community Bank announced today that Rick Loupe, President and CEO will be on medical leave until mid-June. In the interim, the Board appointed Chairman Phillip R. Boyce as the Acting CEO. Mr. Boyce has been a member of the Board since 1999, and was previously the CEO of Pacific Western Bank from 1975 to 1994. According to Mr. Boyce, “We are all looking forward to Rick’s return.” Valley Community Bank, which is locally owned and operated, celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2008. The bank opened for business on August 10, 1998 in the historic Johnston Building at 465 Main Street in Pleasanton and remains committed to its original objective of providing banking services to professionals and local businesses in the Tri-Valley and San Jose areas. Detailed information about Valley Community Bank is available at www.vcb-ca.com. Note to Editor: Valley Community Bank Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer Greg Hickel is available for interviews at (925) 621-7200.