Ralph Edwards Joins Cardinal Bank As Chief Information Officer

  Ralph Edwards Joins Cardinal Bank As Chief Information Officer

Business Wire

TYSONS CORNER, Va. -- July 14, 2014

Cardinal Bank(NASDAQ: CFNL)announced today thatRalph J. Edwards, Jr.has
joined the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. In
this role, Edwards will haveresponsibility for the corporate Information
Technology and Information Systems division, as well as network
infrastructure, banking operations and service delivery capabilities.

Ralph J. Edwards, Jr. (Photo: Mattox Photography)

Ralph J. Edwards, Jr. (Photo: Mattox Photography)

A seasoned technology executive, Edwards joins Cardinal Bank with a track
record of expertise in managing and implementing information technology
strategies. He has held senior leadership positions over his 30 year career in
IT and Operations, most recently in North Carolina at two southeast regional
banking companies, including CIO at Capital Bank Corporation and First
Citizens Bancshares, Inc. During his recent tenure at Capital Bank, Edwards
oversaw the merger and integration activities of seven financial institutions
during a 24-month period. Edwards joined BB&T in 2003, through the merger of
First Virginia Bank, after spending much of his early banking career as CIO,
President and CEO of First Virginia Services Company.

“We are delighted that Ralph has decided to return to Northern Virginia, and
has chosen to join the Cardinal team at such an exciting time,”said Alice P.
Frazier. “His experiences and expertise in information technology,
acquisitions, and building best-in-class business solutions will be essential
as Cardinal continues to grow and expand.”

Edwards has been a member of the Customer Advisory Councils of Jack Henry &
Associates and AT&T Data Communications. He served on the Board of Directors
for the Regional/National ATM Networks, and also on the Bankers Financial
Roundtable Advisory Council. He has also supported the efforts of the American
Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Association, and Helping Children
Worldwide, Inc.

About Cardinal Financial Corporation:

Cardinal Financial Corporation, a financial holding company headquartered in
Tysons Corner, Virginia, serves the Washington Metropolitan region through its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Cardinal Bank, with over 30 conveniently located
banking offices. Cardinal also operates George Mason Mortgage. The Company's
stock is traded on NASDAQ (CFNL). For additional information, visit our Web
site atwww.cardinalbank.comor call 703.584.3400.

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Alice P. Frazier
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