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Highlands Union Bank Welcomes David Rhea

ABINGDON, VA, June 26, 2018 – Highlands Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of David Rhea as a Commercial Relationship Manager in its Southwest Virginia Market.

Rhea has been in the banking industry for 26 years, including 13 years with Highlands Union Bank. He is a 1987 Graduate of Emory & Henry College, a 1995 Graduate of the VBA School of Bank Management and a 2016 Graduate of Leadership Washington County. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Mount Rogers Planning Commission Loan Review Committee, is on the Board of Directors for The Saltville Foundation and Glenrochie Country Club and is a board member of the Smyth County Education Foundation, member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and is the past President of the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce.

A native of Southwest Virginia, he currently lives in Abingdon, VA. He has one daughter, Lauren, who is a student at Emory & Henry College.

Pictured: David Rhea

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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