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Highlands Union Bank Announces New Appointments

ABINGDON, VA, April 24, 2018 – – Highlands Union Bank is pleased to announce that Philip Deel has joined the bank as a Commercial Relationship Manager in its Southwest Virginia market, along with Sarah Beth Mathesius as Director of Marketing.

A native of SWVA, Deel is originally from Clintwood, VA. He graduated from Radford University and returned back to SWVA in 2000. His banking experience extends over 15 years where he has served the role of Small Business Specialist for SWVA and East TN, as well as Market Leader for a regional bank. He resides in Abingdon, with his wife, Beth, and their daughter.

Mathesius brings with her a vast knowledge of the regional market. A graduate of Emory and Henry College, prior to joining Highlands, Sarah Beth worked in advertising and marketing for several local and regional companies as well as owning her own creative business. Sarah Beth resides in Abingdon, VA with her husband, Wes and their three children.

Pictured Left to Right: Philip Deel, Sarah Beth Mathesius

About Highlands

Highlands provides a relationship-based and highly personal banking experience too small to mid-sized private businesses and professionals. Focused on providing value to each and every customer, Highlands delivers banking services through highly skilled employees, digital channels, as well as 16 offices located in North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, and Southwest Virginia. For more information about Highlands, visit the company's website at

Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements relating to financial and operational performance and certain plans, expectations, goals and projections. Although the Company believes that its expectations with respect to the forward-looking statements are based upon reliable assumptions within the bounds of its knowledge of its business and operations, these statements are inherently subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurances that actual results, performance or achievements will not differ materially from those set forth or implied in the forward-looking statements. For an explanation of the risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements, see the risk factors and other cautionary language included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available at the time of the release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

For more information about Highlands, visit the company’s website at