June 14, 2021

On June 10, 2021, Community Bank, Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, entered into an agreement to sell two branch operations located in West Virginia to Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Inc., Elkins, West Virginia, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. As of May 31, 2021, the related deposits totaled approximately $102 million and will be acquired for a 5.00% deposit premium.

Community Bank, which is the wholly-owned subsidiary of CB Financial Services, Inc., operates its branch network in southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. It offers a broad array of retail and commercial lending and deposit services and provides commercial and personal insurance brokerage services through Exchange Underwriters, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary. CB Financial Services, Inc. has approximately $1.5 billion in assets.

Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Inc., which is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Citizens Financial Corp., provides from five office locations in north central West Virginia integrated financial services including retail and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage services. Citizens Financial Corp. has approximately $340 million in assets.

Luse Gorman served as legal counsel to Community Bank in the transaction. The Luse Gorman team consisted of Lawrence Spaccasi, Victor Cangelosi and Jeffrey Cardone.

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