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CITY HOLDING COMPANY TO ACQUIRE THE BUFFALO BANK

 CITY HOLDING COMPANY TO ACQUIRE THE BUFFALO BANK
 CHARLESTON, W.Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- City Holding Company


(NASDAQ-NMS: CHCO) has agreed to acquire The Buffalo Bank, Eleanor, W.Va., it was announced today.
 The acquisition must be approved by regulatory authorities.
 "Our affiliation with The Buffalo Bank will give us access to Eleanor and surrounding areas, a natural extension of our existing markets," said Steven J. Day, president and chief executive officer of City Holding. "We feel that the combination of the bank's personnel and our resources will provide an excellent foundation for strong growth of the bank in the future."
 "We are enthusiastic about the prospect of working with City Holding Company," said Winston Brown, president of The Buffalo Bank. "Joining the City Holding network will give us the resources to compete effectively with much larger financial institutions while allowing us to retain our identity as a community bank."
 The acquisition will bring assets of $51 million and deposits of $49 million to City Holding Company.
 City Holding Company was established in Charleston, in 1982. It is the parent company of The City National Bank of Charleston, The Bank of Cross Lanes, The Peoples Bank of Point Pleasant, First State Bank & Trust, Bank of Ripley, The Home National Bank of Sutton, and The Blue Ridge Bank. With this acquisition City Holding Company operates eight banks in localities in central, western and north eastern West Virginia.
 The Buffalo Bank was founded in 1919.
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 /CONTACT: Steven J. Day, president and CEO of City Holding Company, 304-925-6611/
 (CHCO) CO: City Holding Company; The Buffalo Bank ST: West Virginia IN: FIN SU: TNM


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