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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)




Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2019





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


9954 Mayland Drive, Suite 2100

Richmond, Virginia

(Address of principal executive offices)



(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 934-9999


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Item 8.01

Other Events.


On February 28, 2019, Community Bankers Trust Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting the declaration of a quarterly dividend of $0.03 per share with respect to the Company’s outstanding common stock, payable on April 1, 2019 to shareholders of record as of March 15, 2019. The press release is being filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.



Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.




Exhibit No.Description



Press release issued February 28, 2019









Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date:  February 28, 2019 By: /s/ John M. Oakey, III
    John M. Oakey, III
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary









Exhibit No. Description

Press release issued February 28, 2019










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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit 99.1


Community Bankers Trust Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend


February 28, 2019 (Richmond, Virginia) – Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: ESXB), the holding company for Essex Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.03 per share with respect to the Company’s outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable on April 1, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2019.


Rex L. Smith, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank, stated, “We are very pleased to be in a position to begin paying again a dividend on our common stock. This step is a sign of our strong capital position and our ability to generate consistent earnings growth. While we are still a growth company with a strong return on equity, we realize the positive effect that a dividend can have on investors, both current ones and future ones, and in turn increased demand for our stock. The dividend is a first step in 2019 as we continue to pursue all of our growth strategies.”


The Company, which last paid a dividend on its common stock in 2010, intends to recommence paying a cash dividend on a quarterly basis. The payment of dividends is subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors, and future cash dividend payments to shareholders will depend upon a number of factors, including future earnings, alternative investment opportunities, financial condition, cash requirements and general business conditions.


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About Community Bankers Trust Corporation and Essex Bank


Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank, a Virginia state bank with 26 full-service offices, 20 of which are in Virginia and six of which are in Maryland. The Bank also operates one loan production office in Virginia.


Additional information on the Bank is available on the Bank’s website at For information on Community Bankers Trust Corporation, please visit its website at



Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains a forward-looking statement about the Company’s payment of dividends. This statement is made on the basis of the Company’s views and assumptions as of this time, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update this statement unless required by law.  This statement is not a guarantee of future performance, and actual events or results may differ materially from this statement. Investors should consult the periodic and other reports that the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the information set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017) for information about certain factors, risks and uncertainities that could cause such differences. Copies of these filings may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at



Contact: Bruce E. Thomas
Community Bankers Trust Corporation



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