Valley Financial Corporation Ranked in Top 200 Community Banks by American Banker Magazine

Valley Financial Corporation Ranked in Top 200 Community Banks by American
Banker Magazine

ROANOKE, Va., May 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Valley Financial Corporation
(Nasdaq:VYFC), parent holding company for Valley Bank, was ranked #102 on the
list of the top performing community banks and thrifts in the nation by
American Banker Magazine. This year's Top 200 Ranking was based upon the
three-year average Return on Equity for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. The
ranking included all exchange-traded banks and thrifts with less than $2
Billion in total assets as of December 31, 2013 that had a three-year average
ROE of 7.8% or higher. There were 851 institutions across the nation fitting
the criteria. This is the second year in a row that Valley Financial
Corporation made the Top 200 list and the Company's ranking improved from #138
last year to #102 this year.

Valley Financial's three-year average Return on Equity was 10.41% compared to
the median for all 851 institutions of 5.70%. The Company's Return on Equity
for the most recent year ended December 31, 2013 was 11.06% and for the 1^st
Quarter of 2014, it was 11.24%.

Ellis L. Gutshall, President and CEO commented, "We are very proud to be one
of the top performing community banks in the entire country and we attribute
our continued success to our proven ability to build strong and enduring
relationships with our customers, coupled with the 'unique customer
experience' that is Valley Bank."

About Valley Financial Corporation

Valley Financial Corporation is the holding company for Valley Bank, which
opened in 1995 and engages in a general commercial and retail banking business
in the Roanoke Valley, emphasizing the needs of small businesses, professional
concerns and individuals.Valley Bank currently operates from nine
full-service offices at 36 Church Avenue, 110 McClanahan Street, 1518
Hershberger Road, 3850 Keagy Road (near Lewis-Gale Hospital), and 1327 Grandin
Road in Roanoke City, 4467 Starkey Road and 4003 Challenger Avenue in Roanoke
County, 8 East Main Street in the City of Salem, and 1003 Hardy Road in the
Town of Vinton.Additionally, the Bank operates its wealth management
subsidiary, Valley Wealth Management Services, Inc. at 36 Church Avenue in
Roanoke City and its Mortgage Office at 3565 Electric Road, SW, Suite J in
Roanoke County. The Bank's Internet site at www.myvalleybank.com is available
for online banking and extensive investor information.

The Common Stock of Valley Financial Corporation is traded on the NASDAQ
Capital Market under the symbol VYFC.

CONTACT: For Further Information Contact:
        
         Ellis L. Gutshall, President and Chief Executive Officer
         Kimberly B. Snyder, Executive Vice President and
         Chief Financial Officer
         (540) 342-2265

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