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Highlands Union Bank Announces New SWVA Market Executive

ABINGDON, VA, May 16, 2018 – Highlands Union Bank is pleased to announce that it has appointed Sally Stringer-Scott as Southwest Virginia Market Executive.

As SWVA Market Executive, she will oversee all banking activities ensuring outstanding customer service for its existing customers and executing the bank’s planned growth in Southwest Virginia.

Stringer-Scott has been serving Highlands Union Bank customers for 28 years. During her tenure she has held numerous positions across the bank beginning as a teller and rising to the roles of Director of Electronic Banking and Director of Marketing.

A resident of Abingdon, she is a life-long Washington County native who has a unique understanding of the local business community through experience in a family-owned Piggly Wiggly grocery business. She is an Appalachian State University graduate, as well as a graduate of Virginia Banker’s School of Management. She has served on the board of directors for Washington County Chamber of Commerce, where she is currently the 2019 President Elect, and is a graduate of Leadership Washington County.

Pictured: Sally Stringer-Scott

About Highlands

Highlands provides a relationship-based and highly personal banking experience to small to mid-sized private businesses, professionals, and other individuals. Focused on providing value to each and every customer, Highlands delivers banking services through highly skilled employees, digital channels, as well as 14 branches located in Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, and Southwest Virginia.

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.

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