Southern National Bancorp
Jul 18, 2007

Sonabank N.A. and SBA Support Local Businesses


Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. (NASDAQ:SONA) through its banking subsidiary, Sonabank N.A., was joined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a ceremonial check presentation to Keswick Sleep Institute, Inc.

Keswick Sleep Institute is an independent, full-service comprehensive sleep health facility that is committed to the advancement of sleep medicine and state-of-the-art care for sleep disorder patients. The facility is owned and operated by W. David Brown, Ph.D. and Terry L. Cralle, RN, each having over 20 years experience in the health care industry.

Sonabank is pleased to be able to provide financing to small and start up businesses which provide vital needs within our communities. Our lending staff has over 100 years of combined experience and can create financing structures to meet the unique needs of each of our clients.

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Source: Sonabank N.A.

Contact: Sonabank N.A. Marie Leibson Senior Vice President Lending Office: 540-347-4521 x 2502 Fax: 540-347-4572