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Jean H. Sewell Joins Shore Bank (HMPR) As Senior Vice President – Director Of Marketing

|Includes: Hampton Roads Bankshares Inc (HMPR)

Yesterday, the Bank of Hamption Roads' ("BHR") holding company, Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMPR), announced that Jean H. Sewell has joined its Shore Bank entity as Senior Vice President - Director of Marketing. Ms. Sewell will report to Shore Bank's president and CEO, W. Thomas Mears. Sewell will also oversee Treasury Management Services, which includes sweep accounts, remote deposit, and capture and lockbox services, for both Shore Bank and BHR.

Prior to joining Shore Bank, Sewell was the CFO and Executive Vice President at The National Bank of Cambridge in Cambridge, MD. From 2007 to 2010, she was the Senior Vice President and Regional Manager at PNC Bank in Fruitland, MD. From 2000 to 2007, Sewell held Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing roles for the 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.

Douglas J. Glenn, BHR's president and CEO, 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."

Sewell holds a B.S. in accounting from Salisbury State University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Wilmington University. She is a CPA 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. Over the course of her career, Sewell has 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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