Cardinal Financial Makes Fourth Consecutive Appearance on Sandler O’Neill + Partners “Sm-All Stars” List

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Cardinal Financial Corporation (CFNL), is pleased to announce that it has been named to the prestigious Sandler O’Neill + Partners Sm-All Stars List for the fourth consecutive year. Cardinal Financial, the parent company of Cardinal Bank and George Mason Mortgage, LLC, is the only institution on the Sm-All Stars List with four consecutive appearances, and the only institution with five recognitions since Sandler O’Neill began this evaluation in 2004.

Sandler O’Neill + Partners uses a screening methodology based on eight financial variables to evaluate all publicly-traded banks and thrifts nationwide with a market cap of less than $2.5 billion. Based on the analysis, which focuses on growth, profitability, asset quality, and capital strength, Sandler O’Neill + Partners then compiles its annual list of “Sm-All Stars.” Cardinal Financial was selected as one of only 31 institutions out of the initial field of 450 to be recognized for “delivering bottom line results that are markedly better than the industry as a whole.”

“We are proud to be included for the fourth straight time on the Sm-All Stars List,” said Bernard H. Clineburg, Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Bank. “Our commitment to staying true to our operating philosophy through the dedication and efforts of our team has allowed us to earn this fourth consecutive recognition.”

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 28 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 at or call 703.584.3400.

Cardinal Financial Corporation
Bernard H. Clineburg
Chairman and CEO


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