TOANA, Va., July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- C&F Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CFFI), the one-bank holding company for C&F Bank, announced today that William Krebs, Stephanie Johnson and Lora Mintz will form the Bank's new Charlottesville Commercial Banking team. William Krebs-Charlottesville Area Regional President, Stephanie Johnson-Portfolio Manager/Junior Lender and Lora Mintz-Commercial Support Specialist will join other members of the C&F Bank team in order to grow the Bank's commercial and small business loan portfolios, as well as begin the process of expanding a retail presence in the market.

"It was really the C&F brand - including its history, reputation, and mission - that caught my attention when I began considering new opportunities," Krebs said. "The Bank's clear commitment to expanding commercial, business and retail banking operations in the Charlottesville area is what sealed the deal. The C&F Bank tagline is Focused on You; for me, that means providing innovative and customized financial solutions for each individual or business, enabling them to reach their specific financial objectives. By focusing on the individual, the community as a whole benefits from the successes."

Krebs, who has been a commercial banker in the Charlottesville area for the past 20 years, has an extensive and highly successful background in the financial services industry, most recently serving as City Executive/Senior Vice President for Fulton Bank. He has served on numerous boards in Charlottesville, including the Charlottesville Day School, is highly active in the UVA Children's Hospital and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Johnson, most recently serving as Portfolio Manager for Fulton Bank, worked with Krebs in Charlottesville. She is a graduate of the University of Richmond and has worked in the banking industry for the past five years.

Mintz, also from Fulton Bank, has been a commercial support specialist working with Krebs for the past 10 years and has been in the industry for 13 years, formerly as a paralegal.

The new team is located in offices on the 2 nd Floor at 306 East Main Street in Charlottesville.

"We are very pleased to welcome William, Stephanie and Lora to the C&F Bank team. Their proven track record of accommodating customers to help them achieve their goals coincides with our own philosophy," said Tom Cherry, C&F Bank President. "We are very pleased to enter the Charlottesville market and we want to be known as one of the best banks with which to do business, an objective that we are sure William and his team can help us achieve." 

About Citizens and Farmers BankC&F Financial Corporation is the parent of C&F Bank, which was founded in 1927 in West Point, Virginia, and is one of the oldest independent community banking organizations headquartered in Virginia. C&F Bank provides full-service banking to the eastern region of Virginia with 25 branch locations including the counties of Powhatan, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Middlesex, James City, New Kent, Hanover and Henrico, as well as the town of West Point and the cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton and Richmond.

C&F Bank offers full investment services through its subsidiary C&F Wealth Management Corporation. C&F Mortgage Corporation provides mortgage and appraisal services through offices located in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. C&F Finance Company provides automobile loans through indirect lending programs in Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia through its offices in Virginia, Tennessee and Maryland.

Additional information is available on C&F's website at

Contact:Jason Long, CFO (804) 843-2360