WashingtonFirst Bank is pleased to announce the opening of its eighteenth branch in Alexandria, Virginia. The Bank opened its newest branch on Monday, February 8, 2016, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria at 115 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia. The Alexandria branch expands the Bank's market reach into one of the oldest and most historic business communities in Virginia. A grand opening celebration will take place in the spring of 2016.

"We are excited to open our doors to the Alexandria market and look forward to partnering with local businesses and serving the community at large," said Founder and CEO of WashingtonFirst Bank, Shaza L. Andersen. "The Alexandria branch will further provide our Virginia customers greater accessibility and is a testament to the Bank's continual commitment to our customers."

About WashingtonFirst

WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc., headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is the holding company for WashingtonFirst Bank, which operates 18 full-service banking offices throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. In addition, the Company provides wealth management services through its subsidiary 1st Portfolio Wealth Advisors, and mortgage banking services through the Bank's subsidiary WashingtonFirst Mortgage. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the quotation symbol "WFBI" and is included in the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index.

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