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Holding Company of Kentucky Bank Places Among Market’s Top Performing U.S. and International Companies

News Release, March 7, 2016
Kentucky Bancshares, Inc. News Release
Contact: Brenda Bragonier –

Paris, KY – March 7, 2016 – Kentucky Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: KTYB) has been named to the 2016 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market last year.

The OTCQX Best 50 is an annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX market. The ranking is calculated based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily dollar volume growth in the previous calendar year. Companies in the 2016 OTCQX Best 50 were ranked based on their performance in 2015.

Louis Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kentucky Bancshares, Inc. said, ” We are proud to be recognized as one of the 2016 OTCQX Best 50, which counts us among the top international companies for return and growth in trading volume on the OTCQX. Our commitment to increasing shareholder value was clearly evident in 2015, and remains one of our highest priorities. Being recognized by the OTCQX validates our efforts.”

For the complete 2016 OTCQX Best 50 ranking, visit:

The OTCQX Best Market offers the best informed and most efficient trading for established, investor-focused U.S. and international companies. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, demonstrate compliance with U.S. securities laws, be current in their disclosure, and be sponsored by a professional third-party advisor. OTCQX companies are distinguished by the excellence of their operations and diligence with which they convey their qualifications.

About Kentucky Bancshares, Inc.

Kentucky Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX:KTYB) is the one-bank holding company for Kentucky Bank. As one of Kentucky’s leading community-based, commercial banks, Kentucky Bank operates seventeen full-service locations serving central and eastern Kentucky. Kentucky Bank has been recognized as a five time winner of the Best Places to work in Kentucky and has also been awarded Five Stars from Bauer Financial, the highest rating that can be achieved.

The above news release has been provided by the above company via the OTC Disclosure and News Service. Issuers of news releases and not OTC Markets Group Inc. are solely responsible for the accuracy of such news releases.



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