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E. Hunt Burke Elected Burke & Herbert Bank Chairman of the Board

Alexandria, VA – Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company announced today that E. Hunt Burke, Chief Executive Officer, has been elected Chairman of the Board effective April 1, 2010.

Mr. Burke previously served as President, and was named Chief Executive Officer of the Bank in July 2009. He succeeds Charles K. Collum who served as Chairman since 2002. As part of the executive leadership transition, W. Scott McSween joined the Bank in July 2009 as President and Chief Operating Officer.

The fifth generation of his family to lead the 158-year-old Bank, Mr. Burke has worked at the Bank in a variety of roles since the age of 13 and then as a full-time staff member for 30 years.

“I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of Burke & Herbert Bank,” said Mr. Burke. “This is an exciting time for our Bank. We have produced record levels of growth and earnings for two consecutive years, amid challenging times for the banking industry and the economy in general. We now move forward with the next exciting chapter in our story. Our near-term future includes new and enhanced banking products and services, improved use of technology, and new branches in more Northern Virginia communities to offer even greater convenience for our customers.”

Mr. Burke also noted the Bank’s continued high ratings among both customers and independent sources for stellar customer service and extraordinary financial performance. “Putting our customers first and operating with sound banking practices has been our hallmark ever since my great-great grandfather, John Burke, founded our Bank 158 years ago. I am most proud to say this commitment to excellence will continue on my watch as well.”

Mr. Burke was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, attended Episcopal High School and the University of Richmond. He received his B.A. from George Mason University while working full time at Burke & Herbert Bank. He graduated with honors from the Graduate School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia. He and his wife of 26 years, Molly, reside in Alexandria with their four daughters.

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company, established in 1852, has served both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area longer than any other bank in the region.  Burke & Herbert Bank provides a full range of personal and business banking products and services including mortgages, business loans, trust services, 24-hour online banking (www.burkeandherbertbank.com) and mobile banking for customers on the go. The Bank operates over 20 branches in Northern Virginia. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC.

Trust products and services are not deposits, are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not guaranteed by the Bank and may lose value.


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