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May 20, 2014

Community Trust Bank Vice President Commercial Relationship Officer Named to Top 40 Under 40 by Fort Worth Business Press

FORT WORTH, TX (May 20, 2014)—Community Trust Bank’s Vice President Commercial Relationship Officer Ryan Merrill has been named to Fort Worth Business Press’ “40 Under 40” list for 2014. The magazine’s yearly feature recognizes 40 honorees, all under the age of 40, for accomplishments in their respective business fields, ranging from the corporate sector to entrepreneurialism.

In the special May 19 issue, the publication once again features 40 chosen professionals, described as “leaders today who are sure be part of the next generation that will make Tarrant County a great place to live and work,” according to its editors.

Merrill, 37, joined Community Trust Bank in 2009 in Fort Worth as a Commercial Relationship officer. Since then, he has built his portfolio serving small to mid-size companies as well as financing the construction of single-family custom homes. Currently, in his role at Community Trust Bank, Merrill strives to be a needed advisor for his existing customers and enjoys bringing Community Trust’s unique culture to new relationships.

Merrill began his career in 1999 as a Credit Analyst in Wells Fargo’s Dallas bank. Throughout his career in the financial services industry, he has worked as a Commercial Loan Officer at both Plains Capital Bank and Washington Mutual Bank and also served as Assistant Treasurer at Cash America International, Inc.

Merrill received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in 2005.

About Community Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank, a more than century old, Louisiana­chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 36 banking centers throughout north Louisiana, north Texas and the Houston area, and north and central Mississippi. Community Trust Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community Trust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company with assets over $3 billion. Community Trust Financial Corporation’s common stock is not exchange listed but is traded through individually negotiated transactions. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit