Winchester, Virginia - The shareholders of Yount, Hyde & Barbour ("YHB") are pleased to announce that Cid Hickman, CPA has joined YHB as a Banking Principal. Cid comes to YHB with over 25 years' experience in public accounting serving the financial services industry throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining YHB, Cid worked for two large regional accounting firms where he served as engagement partner on more than 60 banks. His banking experience has included audit, tax, and advisory services for private community banks as well as multi-billion public bank holding companies.

YHB is also very excited to announce that under Cid's leadership, the firm will be opening a Raleigh, North Carolina office in the first quarter of 2015. YHB is committed to making a long-term investment in the state of North Carolina and its community banks. Cid has spent his entire public accounting career in North Carolina working with the state's community banks and is extremely honored to now have the opportunity to continue to do so with a firm that is renowned for providing excellent client service.

As a leading provider of professional services to community banks throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, YHB is very pleased to have the unique opportunity to add a seasoned professional with Cid's experience and expertise to the YHB banking team. We believe that this will enhance our ability to continue to provide the highest possible level of service to our bank clients as they continue to grow and strive for success.

About YHB:  YHB is one of the leading certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Established in 1947, YHB offers comprehensive accounting, auditing, tax and risk advisory services to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  In addition to serving individuals, estates and trusts, the firm has extensive experience in working with many types of businesses, both public and private, including financial institutions, manufacturers, construction and real estate companies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, agricultural businesses, and health care.  Inside Public Accounting named YHB as one of the Best Managed Accounting firms in the USA for 2009.  Only 25 firms nationwide receive this prestigious recognition.

For more information or to set up an interview, contact Lisa Prodywus at lisa.prodywus@yhbcpa.com or (540) 662-3417.

For more information online please visit www.yhbcpa.com.

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