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American National Announces Employee Changes in Martinsville and Collinsville


For more information, contact:
William L. Kirby, IV
Vice President & Area Manager
American National Bank and Trust Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                              March 20, 2013

MARTINSVILLE, VA – American National Bank and Trust Company announced today two employee changes in the bank’s Southside Region, which includes Martinsville, Collinsville and Ridgeway.

Mary S. Nester, Vice President & Relationship Manager-Commercial at the American National Martinsville Office (900 Liberty St.), has recently accepted additional responsibilities and has assumed the lead role in the lending function for the Southside Region. Nester will also hold additional administrative and management responsibilities, as well oversee community activities.

Nester, a resident of Martinsville, joined American National in 2003 and has 32 years of experience in the banking industry.

Sharon D. Thurman has been named Assistant Vice President (AVP) & Relationship Manager at the Collinsville Office (2484 Virginia Ave.). She has more than 34 years of experience in the banking industry, including stints in financial services, management, operations, human resources and lending. Thurman began her banking career in 1979 with First Virginia Bank in Rocky Mount, Va. She joined BB&T through the Mainstreet BankGroup merger in 1987. Most recently she served as AVP & Financial Center Leader at BB&T in Collinsville for the past nine years.

Thurman is a long-time resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area and is active in various civic and professional organizations within the community.

“To be the community’s ‘Relationship Bank,’ American National is committed to attracting and retaining top talent that will deliver the exceptional customer service we have become known for,” said William L. Kirby, IV, Vice President & Area Manager for the Southside Region. “Growing Mary’s responsibilities and welcoming Sharon aboard will help us to do just that.”

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 southern and central Virginia and north central North Carolina with 25 banking offices and two loan production offices. American National Bank and Trust Company also manages an additional $541 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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