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Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. Announces First Charity Auction to Benefit the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. (Nasdaq:SONA), the holding company for Sonabank is pleased to announce its participation in the first Sonabank Charity Auction with all proceeds to benefit Rockville-based charity, the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes.

The Sonabank Charity Auction will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 4pm. The auction will take place at Bethesda Place at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. In keeping with a holiday theme, we are proud to offer some interesting holiday gift pieces that create for a unique holiday shopping experience. Interested bidders will be able to bid live in-person facilitated through a silent auction.

The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the independence, dignity, choice, and community inclusion of individuals with disabilities, regardless of faith or creed. JFGH's programs support more than 200 individuals in over 70 sites throughout the Washington D.C Metropolitan area. More information about the charity can be found at their website - http://www.jfgh.org/default.aspx

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that relate to future events or the future performance of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance or results. These forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs and expectations of the respective management of Southern National Bancorp and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond their respective control. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results discussed or implied in these forward-looking statements because of numerous possible uncertainties. Words like "may," "plan," "contemplate," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "continue," "expect," "project," "predict," "estimate," "could," "should," "would," "will," and similar expressions should be considered as identifying forward-looking statements, although other phrasing may be used. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and may not be realized due to a variety of factors. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in the reports (such as Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q) filed by Southern National Bancorp. These factors should be considered, and undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. No obligation is undertaken by Southern National Bancorp to update such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the issuance of this press release.

CONTACT: Devon Porter Phone: 540-428-3435 Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. NASDAQ Symbol SONA Website: www.sonabank.comSource:Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc.