Jean Sewell Joins Shore Bank As Senior Vice President -- Director Of Marketing

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMPR) (the "Company"), the holding company for The Bank of Hampton Roads ("BHR") and Shore Bank, today announced that Jean H. Sewell has joined Shore Bank as Senior Vice President – Director of Marketing, reporting to W. Thomas Mears, President & CEO of Shore Bank. In addition to her role in Marketing, Sewell will be responsible for Treasury Management Services, which include sweep accounts, remote deposit capture and lockbox services, for both Shore Bank and BHR.

Douglas J. Glenn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Chief Executive Officer of BHR, said, "We continue to not only build the premier lending team in the region, but also ensure that we have the best people in other key areas such as Marketing and Treasury Management. Jean has over 30 years of banking experience, with a proven track record in marketing, auditing, finance, and administration. She is ideally suited to lead our marketing efforts and to grow our business that serves the Treasury Management needs of our clients."  

Prior to joining Shore Bank, Sewell was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The National Bank of Cambridge in Cambridge, MD. From 2007 to 2010, she was Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for PNC Bank in Fruitland, MD. From 2000 to 2007, Sewell was Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing for Mercantile Peninsula Bank in Fruitland, MD. From 1992 to 2000, she served in Finance and Administration positions with The Bank of Fruitland. From 1987 to 1992, Sewell served in auditing and financial analysis positions with Second National Federal Bank in Salisbury, MD.

Sewell earned a B.S. in Accounting from Salisbury State University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Wilmington University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Marketing Professional and a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Certified Bankers and the Financial Managers Society. Throughout her career, Sewell has also been active in a number of civic and community organizations, including the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. 

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