First National Corporation's First Bank Announces Completion of Six Branch Acquisition

STRASBURG, Va., April 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First National Corporation (the "Company") (OTCQB:FXNC), the parent company of First Bank (the "Bank"), announced today the Bank has successfully completed the acquisition of six Bank of America branches in Dillwyn, Farmville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Elkton, and Woodstock, Virginia. The acquisition will add six additional branch offices and ATMs to the Company's footprint.

"The addition of six full service branch offices provides a significant opportunity for our banking company to build scale, leverage excess capital, add strength to the banking team and improve the value of our franchise," said Scott C. Harvard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. "Our entire team is poised and ready to start serving our new customers and communities."

About the Company

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. The Bank offers loan, deposit, and wealth management products and services from 18 office locations located throughout the Shenandoah Valley and central regions of Virginia. Banking services are also accessed from the Bank's website,, and from a network of ATMs located throughout its market area. The Bank operates divisions under the names First Mortgage and First Bank Wealth Management. First Bank also owns First Bank Financial Services, Inc., which invests in entities that provide investment services and title insurance.

Caution about Forward Looking Statements

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

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