First National Corporation Announces 22% Increase in Cash Dividend

Strasburg, Virginia, UNITED STATES

STRASBURG, Va., Feb. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of First National Corporation (Nasdaq: FXNC) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share on February 12, 2020.  This was a 22% increase compared to the quarterly dividend paid on December 13, 2019.  The dividend is payable on March 13, 2020 to shareholders of record as of February 28, 2020. 


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First National Corporation (Nasdaq:FXNC) is the parent company and bank holding company of First Bank, a community bank that first opened for business in 1907 in Strasburg, Virginia.  The Bank offers loan and deposit products and services through its website,, its mobile banking platform, a network of ATMs located throughout its market area, a loan production office, a customer service center in a retirement community, and 14 bank branch office locations located throughout the Shenandoah Valley and central regions of Virginia.  In addition to providing traditional banking services, the Bank operates a wealth management division under the name First Bank Wealth Management.  First Bank also owns First Bank Financial Services, Inc., which invests in entities that provide investment services and title insurance.


Scott C. HarvardM. Shane Bell
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