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[January 03, 2014]

MVB FINANCIAL CORP FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers

(Edgar Glimpses Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 31, 2013, and effective January 1, 2014, the Board of Directors of MVB Financial Corp. ("MVB" or "the Company") has entered into new employment agreements with certain executive officers and changed the titles for the certain executive officers.


Specifically, Larry F. Mazza, 53, who was previously Chief Executive Officer of MVB and Chief Executive Officer and President of MVB Bank, Inc. ("MVB Bank") was named as Chief Executive Officer and President of MVB and Chief Executive Officer of MVB Bank.

Mazza succeeds, as President of MVB, longtime MVB President Roger J. Turner, who effective January 1, 2014, departed his executive officer role at MVB, but will remain as a director of MVB and as an employee with MVB's subsidiary, MVB Bank, as Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer.

Mazza has a new written employment agreement, entered into as of December 31, 2013 and effective January 1, 2014, with MVB that can be renewed annually.

Mazza's salary is $535,000 per year, payable in accordance with MVB's general payroll practices and is subject to future adjustment. Mazza continues to be eligible to participate in MVB's fringe benefit programs, including vacation, sick leave, group medical insurance, group life insurance, and expense reimbursement programs. In addition, Mazza continues to be eligible to participate in the MVB annual executive performance incentive plan. Mazza continues to be subject to MVB standard employee handbook policies. Mazza's employment may be terminated for cause, terminated without cause, terminated due to death or permanent disability, or constructively terminated in the event of a change in control, all subject to certain conditions and commitments, including, if termination without cause or constructive termination occurs, a severance payment of two years of the then current annual base salary, provided that a general release of claims is executed. Mazza's employment agreement also includes provisions related to treatment of confidential information, the return of MVB's property in the event of a resignation or termination, non-solicitation and non-interference, and non-competition.

Further, Donald T. Robinson, 38, who was previously Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of MVB and MVB Bank retained the title of Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of MVB and was promoted to President of MVB Bank, effective January 1, 2014.

Robinson has a new written employment agreement, entered into as of December 31, 2013 and effective January 1, 2014, with MVB that can be renewed annually.

Robinson's salary is $250,000 per year from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014, payable in accordance with MVB's general payroll practices, is increased to $350,000 per year beginning April 1, 2014, and is subject to future adjustment.

Robinson continues to be eligible to participate in MVB's fringe benefit programs, including vacation, sick leave, group medical insurance, group life insurance, and expense reimbursement programs. In addition, Robinson continues to be eligible to participate in the MVB annual executive performance incentive plan. Robinson continues to be subject to MVB standard employee handbook policies. Robinson's employment may be terminated for cause, terminated without cause, terminated due to death or permanent disability, or constructively terminated in the event of a change in control, all subject to certain conditions and commitments, including, if termination without cause or constructive termination occurs, a severance payment of two years of the then current annual base salary, provided that a general release of claims is executed. Robinson's employment agreement also includes provisions related to treatment of confidential information, the return of MVB's property in the event of a resignation or termination, non-solicitation and non-interference, and non-competition.

In addition, Patrick R. Esposito II, 39, who was previously Vice President, Corporate Development, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel of MVB and Vice President, Corporate Development, Project Management, Vendor Management, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel of MVB Bank, was named as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer of MVB and Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer of MVB Bank, effective January 1, 2014. In these roles, Esposito will continue to focus on legal, risk management, vendor management, project management, and strategic planning activities for MVB and MVB subsidiaries.

Esposito has a new written employment agreement, entered into as of December 31, 2013 and effective January 1, 2014, with MVB that can be renewed annually.

Esposito's salary is $190,000 per year from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014, payable in accordance with MVB's general payroll practices, is increased to $240,000 per year beginning April 1, 2014, and is subject to future adjustment.

Esposito continues to be eligible to participate in MVB's fringe benefit programs, including vacation, sick leave, group medical insurance, group life insurance, and expense reimbursement programs. In addition, Esposito continues to be eligible to participate in the MVB annual executive performance incentive plan. Esposito continues to be subject to MVB standard employee handbook policies. Esposito's employment may be terminated for cause, terminated without cause, terminated due to death or permanent disability, or constructively terminated in the event of a change in control, all subject to certain conditions and commitments, including, if termination without cause or constructive termination occurs, a severance payment of two years of the then current annual base salary, provided that a general release of claims is executed. Esposito's employment agreement also includes provisions related to treatment of confidential information, the return of MVB's property in the event of a resignation or termination, non-solicitation and non-interference, and non-competition.

2 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------In addition and unrelated to these changes in executive officer appointments and associated new employment agreements, MVB approved the grant of stock options to certain executive officers of MVB, in the amounts indicated below, under the MVB Financial Corp. 2013 Incentive Stock Plan.

Name of Executive Officer Options Granted on December 31, 2013 Donald T. Robinson 25,000 Patrick R. Esposito II 15,000 Roger J. Turner 1,000 The stock options will be exercisable at the fair market value of the MVB's common stock on the date of the grant ($32.00 per share) and will vest over a five year period in equal amounts each year, beginning on December 31, 2014.

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