QUINCY, Calif., Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plumas Bancorp (Nasdaq:PLBC), the parent company of Plumas Bank, announced that Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew J. Ryback, was recently appointed to the Board of the California Community Banking Network, (CCBN). A trade association in California that advocates exclusively for independent community banks, CCBN focuses on banking issues from a community banker's perspective. An affiliate of the Independent Community Bankers of America, or ICBA, CCBN was founded to serve as a distinct and authoritative voice for community banks throughout the Golden State.

Ryback commented, "It is important to improve and expand the banking industry; before the great recession there were over 100 de novo banks opening each year nationwide. In the past 6 years, only 4 de novo banks have opened; this is very disconcerting.  Community banks are the backbone of our Nation's economy; they fund small businesses, make the vast majority of agricultural loans and reinvest dollars back into their local communities.  I am honored to be a part of an organization that focuses on helping community banks improve and grow through education and training; networking, lobbying, and creating products/services that are good for consumers and all communities, here in California and throughout the United States."  

Ryback joined Plumas Bank in July 2001. In March 2010, Ryback was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Plumas Bancorp and Plumas Bank and in November 2011 that position became permanent. He became a member of the Company's Board of Directors in 2016. Ryback received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.  Ryback actively serves in a variety of international, regional and local organizations. He is a member of Rotary International and is a past president of the Quincy Rotary Club. He also serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities and he chairs the Plumas District Hospital Bond Oversight Committee. Additionally, Ryback serves as Commissioner and Treasurer for the Quincy Fire Protection District; serving previously as a volunteer firefighter.

About CCBN

California Community Banking Network (CCBN) members are also members of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). CCBN is the affiliate of the ICBA the nation's voice for more than 6,500 community banks of all sizes and charter types in the country. ( www.icba.org).

About Plumas Bancorp and Plumas Bank

Founded in 1980, Plumas Bank is a locally owned and managed full-service community bank based in Northeastern California. The Bank operates twelve branches: eleven located in the California counties of Plumas, Lassen, Placer, Nevada, Modoc and Shasta and one branch in the Nevada County of Washoe. The Bank also operates five loan production offices: two located in the California Counties of Placer and Butte, one located in the Oregon County of Klamath, one located in the Washington County of King and one located in the Arizona County of Maricopa. Plumas Bank offers a wide range of financial and investment services to consumers and businesses and has received nationwide Preferred Lender status with the United States Small Business Administration. For more information on Plumas Bancorp and Plumas Bank, please visit our website at www.plumasbank.com.

Contact: Elizabeth KuipersVice President, Marketing Manager & Investor Relations OfficerPlumas Bank35 S. Lindan Ave.Quincy, CA 95971530.283.7305 ext.8912investorrelations@plumasbank.com

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