The Middlefield Banking Company Names Dennis E. Linville as Area Executive and Announces Expansion Into Cortland Market

    MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Middlefield Banking
 Company today announced that it has retained the services of Dennis E.
 Linville as Senior Vice President/Area Executive. With over 30 years of
 banking experience in northeastern Ohio communities, Linville will be
 responsible with the development of a market presence for the bank in
 Trumbull County.
     "Dennis is the ideal candidate to lead our expansion efforts," said
 Thomas G. Caldwell, President and CEO of The Middlefield Banking Company.
 "As a highly respected and well-known member of the Trumbull County market,
 Dennis clearly understands the needs of that community. His career-long
 efforts in financial services provides him with the knowledge necessary to
 address those needs."
     Linville has held positions in all aspects of bank management on both
 the operations and lending sides. He also has extensive business
 development experience and continues his service on various community
 organizations within the market area. He holds an undergraduate degree from
 Mount Union College and a Masters degree from Kent State University.
 Additionally, Linville has been active in Cortland City government since
 1978, including his current position as a member of City Council.
     "I am excited by the opportunities ahead," said Linville. "The
 Middlefield Banking Company is committed to offering the highest level of
 community banking services and I am pleased to be able to apply my
 experience to support the company's overall goals and operations."
     The initial market entry for the bank will be a Loan Production Office,
 which is being established at 130 Windsor Drive, Cortland. A full service
 banking office will be developed and is anticipated to open within the next
 18 months.
     The Middlefield Banking Company is the operating subsidiary of
 Middlefield Banc Corp. (Pink Sheets:   MBCN). Headquartered in Middlefield,
 Ohio, the company has assets in excess of $325 million. The bank operates
 full service banking centers and a UVEST Financial Services(R) brokerage
 office serving Chardon, Garrettsville, Mantua, Middlefield, and Orwell,
 Ohio. A banking office is presently under construction in Newbury, Ohio,
 with an expected opening late in the fourth quarter of 2006.
     This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risk
 and uncertainties, including changes in general economic and financial
 market conditions and the Company's ability to execute its business plans.
 Although management believes the expectations reflected in such statements
 are reasonable, actual results may differ materially.
     Contact:    James R. Heslop, 2nd
                 Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
                 (440) 632-1666 Ext. 3219
                 jheslop@middlefieldbank.com
 
 

SOURCE Middlefield Banking Company

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