Monarch Bank Announces Rox Corbin Joins OBX Bank

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OBX Bank/A Monarch Bank Company, a subsidiary of Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:MNRK), announced James Rox Corbin has joined the company as Vice President and Business Banker. Mr. Corbin has thirty-five years of experience in banking, most recently serving as Wells Fargo's Dare County market president in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

"To have someone of Rox's caliber join OBX Bank is just incredible. His banking expertise and market knowledge, as well as his business banking underwriting skills, should further help our team grow our OBX Bank franchise," stated David W. McGlaughon, OBX Bank President.

A graduate of Atlantic Christian College/Barton College, he spent his entire career at Wells Fargo and Wachovia Bank in dealer finance, loan underwriting, retail office management, and in a number of business and commercial banking roles. He is a resident of Southern Shores, North Carolina.

Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. is the one-bank holding company for Monarch Bank. Monarch Bank is a community bank with eleven banking offices in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Williamsburg Virginia. Monarch Bank has loan production offices in Newport News and Richmond (Glen Allen), Virginia. OBX Bank, a division of Monarch Bank, operates offices in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, North Carolina. Monarch Mortgage and our affiliated mortgage companies have over thirty-five offices with locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and South Carolina. Our subsidiaries/ divisions include Monarch Bank, OBX Bank, Monarch Mortgage (secondary mortgage origination), OBX Bank Mortgage (secondary mortgage origination), Coastal Home Mortgage, LLC (secondary mortgage origination), Regional Home Mortgage, LLC (secondary mortgage origination), Advance Financial Group (secondary mortgage origination), Monarch Bank Private Wealth (investment, trust, planning and private banking), Monarch Investments (investment and insurance solutions), Real Estate Security Agency, LLC (title agency) and Monarch Capital, LLC (commercial mortgage brokerage). The shares of common stock of Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. are publicly traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "MNRK".

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of federal securities laws that involve significant risks and uncertainties. Statements herein are based on certain assumptions and analyses by the Company and are factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in or implied by such statements for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to: changes in interest rates; changes in accounting principles, policies, or guidelines; significant changes in the economic scenario: significant changes in regulatory requirements; and significant changes in securities markets. Consequently, all forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and the cautionary language in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.

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Source:Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc.