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First Bank Awarded Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2015

STRASBURG, Va., Jan. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First National Corporation (OTCQB:FXNC) announced today that its wholly owned bank subsidiary, First Bank (the "Bank"), was named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2015, and credit this recognition to our dedicated Board, officers, managers and staff members. We are happy for the great feedback our employees offered during the survey process. Our core values encourage employees to believe, commit, empower, and excel every day; exuding our company vision that there's power in one. We are dedicated to being an employer of choice, a great place to work. We communicate this through our leadership and management support, overall rewards and benefit plans, as well as a commitment to engagement and diversity. This is what encourages the success and continued development of our employees. Our leadership team values professional growth as well as overall positive quality of life for employees," stated Lisa Rutherford, Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources.

This is the fifth year that Virginia Business Magazine has conducted the Best Places to Work in Virginia Survey and Awards Program in cooperation with Best Companies Group based in Pennsylvania, and the first year that First Bank has participated. The Bank was one of 150 companies who surveyed their employees with a specific focus on a number of core areas, such as leadership, training, pay and benefits, and overall engagement. The Best Companies Group then ranked the top 100 participating companies which included, 63 small employers, 17 midsize firms, and 20 large companies based on survey results, which then allowed Virginia Business Magazine the opportunity to recognize the best employers in the Commonwealth.

First National Corporation, headquartered in Strasburg, Virginia, is the bank holding company of First Bank, a community bank that first opened for business in 1907. First Bank offers loan, deposit, and wealth management products and services from 12 office locations throughout the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Banking services are also accessed from the Bank's website, fbvirginia.com, and from a network of ATMs located throughout its market area. First Bank owns First Bank Financial Services, Inc., which invests in entities that provide investment services and title insurance. First Bank also operates the First Mortgage and Wealth Management Divisions.

Cautionary Statements

The Company notes to investors that past results of operations do not necessarily indicate future results. Certain factors that affect the Company's operations and business environment are subject to uncertainties that could in turn affect future results. These factors are identified in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which can be accessed from the Company's website at www.fbvirginia.com, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Scott C. Harvard President and CEO (540) 465-9121 sharvard@fbvirginia.com M. Shane Bell Executive Vice President and CFO (540) 465-9121 sbell@fbvirginia.com

Source:First National Corporation