"Fortifying our capital position assures that we can effectively execute on a growth strategy that builds on our solid foundation in Charlottesville while leveraging growth opportunities in the prosperous Northern Virginia market," said President and Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Merrill. "The fact that virtually all this new capital was raised from investors who are entrepreneurs, business and community leaders living and working right here in the Washington, D.C. metro area further reinforces our vision for growing Old Dominion's regional presence and market share. We were pleased to see very strong investor demand for the offering and the opportunity for local shareholder ownership to participate in the upside we see for Old Dominion."
Old Dominion opened its Fairfax County office in McLean as part the bank's strategy for driving significant growth in Northern Virginia, particularly among small and mid-sized business customers, while maintaining a strong presence in the Charlottesville area. The bank plans to open and staff additional full-service branches in downtown Charlottesville and Northern Virginia, where plans also include building a team of experienced commercial lending leaders. Old Dominion also expects to leverage its significant customer, investor and board relationships in Northern Virginia's growing Asian-American community, which represented 19.5 percent of Fairfax County's population last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
In addition, the bank recently executed a seamless leadership transition with Merrill being promoted to president, chief executive officer and director, based in the bank's executive offices in McLean.
"With the talented board of directors we assembled less than three years ago, our recent appointment of Mark as CEO, and this important infusion of capital from local Washington-area investors, we're realizing our vision for positioning Old Dominion to thrive and grow well into the future," said bank Chairman Wesley Yuan. "We believe we are putting in place the right leadership at the board and management level, as well as the financial resources and exceptional talent needed to effectively execute on a growth strategy that we believe will benefit shareholders, allow Old Dominion to grow its market presence and workforce, enhance our services and offerings to existing and new customers, and give back to our local communities."
Old Dominion's common equity private placement is believed to be one of the largest disclosed publicly by a U.S. bank in 2016 and the largest common stock offering announced by any Virginia depository institution this year, according to a review of data from SNL Financial. Old Dominion's legal advisor on the private offering was BuckleySandler LLP.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any security nor shall there be any sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Old Dominion National Bank
Old Dominion is an independent, locally-owned and managed bank headquartered in Virginia with executive and loan production offices in Northern Virginia, as well as two full-service offices in the Charlottesville area. The bank has approximately $55 million in assets and offers a full range of commercial and consumer financial services in the communities it serves. Please visit the bank online at ODNBonline.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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Old Dominion National Bank
Mark S. Merrill
President and Chief Executive Officer
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