Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. Announces New Partnership With Direct Connect to Provide Merchant Services

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. (Nasdaq:SONA), the holding company for Sonabank is pleased to announce its new partnership with Direct Connect to provide merchant services. The relationship will allow Sonabank to offer its clients a fairly priced and technologically advanced merchant services program.

Headquartered in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia, Direct Connect is a local business which has been providing merchant services and support to businesses across the United States and Canada since 1994. Direct Connect has been endorsed by over 40 banks and offers specialized programs for community banks.

Sonabank CEO Georgia Derrico commented, "We are pleased to partner with Direct Connect. Their commitment to excellent pricing and personalized service reflects Sonabank's own commitment to the same philosophy. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship." More information about Direct Connect can be found at their website -

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