Central Virginia Bankshares and Central Virginia Bank Appoint Robert B. Eastep Chief Financial Officer

Mar 21, 2011, 16:36 ET from Central Virginia Bankshares, Inc.

POWHATAN, Va., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Virginia Bank and Central Virginia Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVBK) today announced the appointment of Robert B. Eastep as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Rob has served as the Company's Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since May of 2010.  

Rob has over twenty years of accounting experience and leadership; beginning with ten years with KPMG in Richmond, Virginia, followed by two years as a Finance Manager of General Accounting with Central Fidelity Bank, until that company was acquired by Wachovia.  He then served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Saxon Capital, Inc. (formerly NYSE: SAX) for seven years, until that company was acquired by Morgan Stanley.  He is a CPA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The current CFO, Charles F. Catlett, III will transition to the role of Senior Vice President and Director of Personal Investment Sales effective April 4, 2011, as he moves toward his retirement.    

Herb Marth, President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Virginia Bank commented: "I would like to thank Chuck for his tremendous service as CFO for the Company.  He has been instrumental to the growth and expansion of Central Virginia Bank over the last 12 years and I look forward to the growth of our Personal Investment Sales Division under his lead."  He added, "Over the past year, Rob has been highly successful in his role as Chief Accounting Officer and assisting us in weathering these unprecedented economic times. His leadership and expertise will be crucial as we continue to improve our capital position and move forward with our strategic plans."

About Central Virginia Bankshares, Inc.

Central Virginia Bankshares, Inc. is the parent of Central Virginia Bank, a 36 year old $400 million community bank with its headquarters and main office in Powhatan County, and six additional branch offices; two branches in the adjacent County of Cumberland, three branches in western Chesterfield County, and one branch in western Henrico County. Central Virginia Bankshares, Inc. trades under the symbol CVBK (NASDAQ).

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