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The Middlefield Banking Company Elects Eric W. Hummel to Board of Directors

Middlefield Banc Corp. 2009 Press Releases

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Contact Info: James R. Heslop, 2nd
Middlefield Banc Corp.
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
440.632.1666 Ext. 3219
Date: September 25, 2009

MIDDLEFIELD, OHIO   The Middlefield Banking Company today announced the election of Eric W. Hummel to its Board of Directors, effective October 1, 2009.  Mr. Hummel is President of Hummel Construction, Ravenna, Ohio, a position he has held since 1971.   

Thomas G. Caldwell, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Middlefield Banking Company, said, “Portage County is an important market for our bank.  The board wanted someone with strong community ties, which would bring an understanding of that local market.  With his broad experience in construction and service to his community, Eric brings valuable perspectives to our board.  We look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Hummel, a resident of Mantua, Ohio, attended the Kent State University School of Architecture and the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering.  He is presently or has been a member of the Portage Foundation Board of Trustees, Greater Portage Area Visiting Nurses Association Board, Kent State University Architecture School Foundation, Leadership Portage County Board, and Habitat for Humanity.

“I am excited by the prospect of becoming affiliated with The Middlefield Banking Company.  Middlefield has a reputation for offering the best in community banking services and delivering high quality customer service.  I’m looking forward to working with the board of directors and the entire bank team in supporting the company’s overall goals and operations,” stated Hummel. 

The Middlefield Banking Company is the operating subsidiary of Middlefield Banc Corp. (Pink Sheets:  MBCN).  Headquartered in Middlefield, Ohio, the bank has assets in excess of $435 million.  The bank operates eight full service banking centers and a LPL Financial brokerage office serving Chardon, Cortland, Garrettsville, Mantua, Middlefield, Newbury and Orwell, Ohio.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties, including changes in general economic and financial market conditions and the Company’s ability to execute its business plans.  Although management believes the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, actual results may differ materially.

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