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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Oscar Bean

63 1995 Independent Chairman of the Board

H. Charles Maddy

52 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director; Chief Executive Officer of the Bank

Robert Tissue

51 1998 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Scott Jennings

54 2000 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Patrick Frye

54 2003 Senior Vice President, Chief of Credit Administration

Bradford Ritchie

47 2012 Senior Vice President; President of Summit Community Bank

Phoebe Heishman

73 1995 Secretary, Independent Director

Dewey Bensenhaver

67 2000 Independent Director

J. Scott Bridgeforth

50 2011 Independent Director

James Cookman

60 1994 Independent Director

John Crites

73 1989 Independent Director

James Geary

58 2007 Independent Director

Georgette George

53 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Hawse

69 1988 Independent Director

Gary Hinkle

64 1993 Independent Director

Jeffrey Hott

63 2011 Independent Director

Gerald Huffman

69 2000 Independent Director

Duke McDaniel

75 2000 Independent Director

George Pace

62 2011 Independent Director

Charles Piccirillo

59 1998 Independent Director

Teresa Ely

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Oscar Bean

Mr. Oscar M. Bean is Independent Chairman of the Board of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1987 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since 1978. Mr. Bean was named Chairman of the Board of the Company in 1995, and has served in this capacity for the last 19 years. Mr. Bean is a lawyer and was formerly the prosecuting attorney of Hardy County, West Virginia. Mr. Bean served on the Board of the Moorefield Scholarship Fund and served as a member of the West Virginia University College of Law Visiting Committee. Mr. Bean is currently the Chairman of the Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation and is the Managing Partner of Bean & Bean, Attorneys at Law. Mr. Bean is Chairman of the Commission on Judicial Independence.

H. Charles Maddy

Mr. H. Charles Maddy, III, is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director; Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1993 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since 1993. Mr. Maddy has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Summit Community Bank, the banking subsidiary of the Company, since September, 2010, and Co-Chairman from 2007 to September, 2010. Mr. Maddy is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and has served in this capacity since 1994. Mr. Maddy received his bachelor degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Concord College. Mr. Maddy served as the Vice-Chairman and Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh during the time period from 2002 to 2010 and also served as Chairman and member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s Audit Committee.

Robert Tissue

Mr. Robert S. Tissue is an Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Summit Financial Group, Inc., since 1998.

Scott Jennings

Mr. Scott C. Jennings is an Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Summit Financial Group, Inc., since October 2000.

Patrick Frye

Mr. Patrick N. Frye is an Senior Vice President, Chief of Credit Administration of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Credit Administration of Summit Financial Group since December 2003.

Bradford Ritchie

Mr. Bradford E. Ritchie is Senior Vice President of Summit Financial Group Inc, and President of Summit Community Bank, a subsidiary of Summit Financial Group, Inc., since January 2, 2012. Mr. Ritchie Senior Vice President of Summit Financial Group and President of Summit Community Bank since 2012. Served as President of the West Virginia Market of Summit Community Bank from July 2008 to December 2011.

Phoebe Heishman

Ms. Phoebe F. Heishman is Secretary, Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1987 and has served as Secretary of the Company since 1995. Ms. Heishman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since 1973. Ms. Heishman has over 45 years of business experience. Ms. Heishman is currently the President of RE Fisher Co., Inc., and is the Publisher and Editor of The Moorefield Examiner. In 1994, Ms. Heishman was awarded the P. I. Reed Achievement Award from the West Virginia University School of Journalism. This award was created in 1966, and is the most prestigious award bestowed on alumni of the West Virginia University School of Journalism. Ms. Heishman also received the Adam Kelley Premier Journalist Award in 2008 from the West Virginia Press Association. Ms. Heishman served as the President of the West Virginia Press Association from 1990-1991. Ms. Heishman was also the Chairman of the Hardy County Bicentennial Commission and the Past President of the Hardy County Historical Society. Ms. Heishman has been named a Distinguished West Virginian by Governor Gaston Caperton and named as a Friend of Agriculture by Governor Bob Wise and Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass. Ms. Heishman was a former employee with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Ms. Heishman is a current member of the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Dewey Bensenhaver

Dr. Dewey F. Bensenhaver, M.D., is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2000 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary from 1998 to 2008. Dr. Bensenhaver was reappointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary in May, 2011. Dr. Bensenhaver is a physician operating a private practice since 1972. In addition, Dr. Bensenhaver has owned a farming operation since 1976.

J. Scott Bridgeforth

Mr. J. Scott Bridgeforth is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Bridgeforth has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Mr. Bridgeforth has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since 1999. Mr. Bridgeforth received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from James Madison University and has 29 years of experience in owning and operating his own business. Mr. Bridgeforth is currently the owner and Vice-President of Royal Crown Bottling Company of Winchester, Inc. and Royal Crown Bottling Company of Hagerstown, Maryland, and the owner and President of Sure Bet Services, Inc.

James Cookman

Mr. James M. Cookman is Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1994 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary from 1994 to 2008. Mr. Cookman was reappointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary in May, 2011. Mr. Cookman has 37 years of diverse business experience in the areas of insurance, renewable energy and communications. Mr. Cookman is currently the President of Cookman Insurance Group, Inc., and is a member manager of Laurel Renewable Partners, LLC. He is also the president of several other companies that he manages.

John Crites

Mr. John W. Crites is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1989 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since 1989. Mr. Crites serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Wood Products, Inc., a family-owned hardwood sawmill company founded by Mr. Crites and his wife in 1973, and Allegheny Wood Products International, Inc. Mr. Crites opened his first sawmill in 1973 with 13 employees in Riverton, West Virginia and today Allegheny Wood Products has 800 employees and markets to 18 foreign countries plus the United States. Mr. Crites is also a principal stockholder of KJV Aviation, Inc. Mr. Crites earned a bachelor’s degree at West Virginia University and a master’s degree in forestry from the University of Montana. Mr. Crites is a member of the West Virginia University Foundation Inc., National Campaign Committee, and is the Chair of the Trust Committee of the West Virginia University Forestry Endowment Fund.

James Geary

Mr. James P. Geary II, is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Geary has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2007 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Geary was reappointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary in May, 2011. Mr. Geary earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from the West Virginia University School of Business and received his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. Mr. Geary is a Partner of the law firm Geary & Geary and is a real estate broker for Landimer, Inc. Mr. Geary is a title insurance agent for Old Republic Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company and is the Managing Member of Allegheny Highlands, LLC, a real estate sales and development company. Mr. Geary is a current member of the West Virginia Forestry Association. Mr. Geary has served as a mediator in the 21st and 22nd West Virginia Judicial Circuits and serves as the Mental Hygiene Commissioner in the 21st West Virginia Judicial Circuit. Mr. Geary is a charter member of the Grant and Hardy County Gideons and is the Membership Regional Program Leader of the West Virginia Gideons International. Mr. Geary was also a professor at Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Georgette George

Ms. Georgette R. George is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. Ms. George has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2010. Ms. George also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit from March, 1998 to December, 1999 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary from 1995 to 2005. Ms. George was re-appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary in December, 2009. Ms. George is a principal in a number of business enterprises involved in various retail, office, and hotel development projects, of which she manages the administrative and financial operations. She has been engaged in these businesses for more than twenty years. She is president of E&G, Inc. and President for three hotel companies and Co-President for general services. She is also vice president of Ridgeline, Inc. Previously, she held a position in sales management at the Hewlett-Packard Company where she received the President’s Award, that company’s highest sales achievement award. Ms. George has a strong understanding of business management and finance through her experience in managing and operating multiple businesses. Ms. George has served on the Boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including the Thomas Hospital Foundation, Community Council of Kanawha Valley, the Convention Bureaus of the cities of both Charleston and South Charleston, West Virginia, Tamarack Artisan Foundation, Edgewood Summit, West Virginia Regional Technology Park Corp. and the Greater Kanawha Valley Distribution Committee. Ms. George was a recipient of the Women of Achievement Award conferred by the Young Women’s Christian Association of Charleston. Ms. George is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she earned a B.E. degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering.

Thomas Hawse

Mr. Thomas J. Hawse, III, is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1988 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since 1988. Mr. Hawse received his bachelor of science degree in accounting from West Virginia University and has audit experience from working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hawse has served on numerous Boards of Directors and has executive and legislative experience. Mr. Hawse is currently the President of Hawse Food Market, Inc.

Gary Hinkle

Mr. Gary L. Hinkle is Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1993 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since 1993. Mr. Hinkle received his bachelor of science in business management from West Virginia University and has 29 years of experience in owning and operating his own business. Mr. Hinkle is currently the President of Hinkle Trucking, Inc., Dettinburn Transport, Inc., Mt. Storm Fuel Inc., and H. T. Services, Inc.

Jeffrey Hott

Mr. Jeffrey E. Hott is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Hott has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Mr. Hott has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since October, 1990. Mr. Hott is the President and a member of the Board of Directors of E. E. Hott, Inc., a real estate holding and asset management company for the following entities: Franklin Oil Company, Inc., Hott’s Ag Services, Inc., and Hott’s Farming, Inc. Mr. Hott is an officer and a member of the Board of Directors of each of these entities. Mr. Hott is an operating partner and owner in BeaconNet, LLC involved primarily in leasing and renting communication facilities. Mr. Hott has served in these businesses for over 40 years. Mr. Hott served as a member of the Pendleton County Community and Economic Development Authority from its inception in 1995 until 2014. Mr. Hott also serves as a director of Cross Knob Sportsman Club, Inc., primarily a hunting preservation and real estate holding company.

Gerald Huffman

Mr. Gerald W. Huffman is Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2000 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary from 1998 to 2008. Mr. Huffman was reappointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary in May, 2011. Mr. Huffman has over 43 years of experience in owning and operating his own business and has employed as many as 50 individuals. Mr. Huffman is currently the President of Huffman Logging, Inc., Potomac Trucking and Excavation, Inc. and G&T Repair, Inc. Mr. Huffman has served on the Executive Board of the West Virginia Forestry Association.

Duke McDaniel

Mr. Duke A. McDaniel is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2000 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary from 1985 to 2008. Mr. McDaniel was reappointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary in May, 2011. Mr. McDaniel received his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law and has been practicing law since 1964.

George Pace

Mr. George W. Pace is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Pace has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Mr. Pace has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary since 2003, and has served on the local Board of Directors of Summit Community Bank in Harrisonburg, Virginia since 2003. Mr. Pace earned his bachelor of science degree and master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina. Mr. Pace is the former CEO of Rocco Enterprises and served as the Vice-Mayor of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mr. Pace is currently self-employed as a business advisor and serves on the Board of Directors of five privately-owned entities.

Charles Piccirillo

Mr. Charles S. Piccirillo is an Independent Director of Summit Financial Group, Inc. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1998 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary from 1996 to 2008. Mr. Piccirillo was reappointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Summit’s banking subsidiary in May, 2011. Mr. Piccirillo received his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1980 and is a member in the law firm of Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC. Mr. Piccirillo is also a Partner with Lawoff Associates, and President of Auggus Enterprises, Inc., both of which are real estate entities.

Teresa Ely