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Local Banker Appointed to National Council for Community Bank Leaders


Appointee is CEO of Danville, Va.-based bank
serving Virginia and North Carolina

For more information, contact: Jeffrey V. Haley, President & Chief Executive Officer
Allison H. Moore
American National Bank and Trust Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 16, 2015

DANVILLE, VA – The American Bankers Association (ABA) has selected Jeffrey V. Haley, President and Chief Executive Officer of American National Bank and Trust Company and American National Bankshares Inc., to serve on ABA’s Community Bankers Council.

Haley attended the ABA Community Bankers Council and the ABA Government Relations Council Administrative Committee joint meeting in Washington, Dec. 7-9. During this meeting, bankers talked at length about the current challenges facing community banks across the country, including recent regulations, cybersecurity concerns and pending legislation. Maria Contreras-Sweet, U.S. Administrator of the Small Business Administration, was one of the featured speakers at the meeting.

"Community banks play such a vital role in today’s world by focusing on customer-centric relationship banking rather than transactional banking," Haley said. "This appointment gives me the opportunity to represent the interests of America’s hometown banks and to advocate for their continued success."

The ABA Community Bankers Council, which meets twice a year, is made up of approximately 100 bankers from institutions with generally less than $3 billion in assets. Members are appointed by the ABA chairman.

Haley is active in many professional and civic organizations. He currently serves as a board member for the following entities: Bankers Insurance, the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Bankers Association Management Services Inc. Additionally, he is a member of the Danville Rotary Club and serves as Treasurer of the Future of the Piedmont Foundation.

About American National

American National Bankshares Inc. is a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1.3 billion. Headquartered in Danville, Va., American National is the parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company. American National Bank is a community bank serving the Piedmont of Virginia and North Carolina with 25 banking offices and two loan production offices. American National Bank and Trust Company also manages an additional $733 million of trust, investment and brokerage assets in its Trust and Investment Services Division. Additional information about the company and the bank is available on the bank's website at www.amnb.com.

Shares of American National are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "AMNB."

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