SOURCE: Community Bank of Nevada

October 09, 2006 19:43 ET

Community Bancorp Announces Shareholder Approval of Merger With Valley Bancorp

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- Community Bancorp (NASDAQ: CBON), the holding company for Community Bank of Nevada and Cactus Commerce Bank (Arizona), announced today that its shareholders approved the pending merger of Valley Bancorp with and into Community Bancorp at a special shareholder meeting. Both holding companies are in headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, the Community Bancorp shareholders approved the increase of Community Bancorp authorized shares of common stock from 10,000,000 to 30,000,000.

"With all the necessary regulatory approvals, we are moving forward to finalizing this transaction this month," stated Edward M. Jamison, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bancorp. "We are very excited about combining these two stellar financial institutions into one."

About Community Bancorp

Community Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV with $1.0 billion in assets as of June 30, 2006. Through our current 9 full service banking offices in Nevada, two loan production offices located in Phoenix and San Diego, and the recently acquired Cactus Commerce Bank of Arizona, we provide commercial banking services, including real estate, construction and commercial loans and SBA loans, to small and medium sized businesses. For more information about Community Bancorp, visit our website at

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Contact Information

    Edward M. Jamison
    President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

    Cathy Robinson
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer