Cardinal Financial Corporation Announces Appointments

Bernard H. Clineburg to Executive Chairman

Christopher W. Bergstrom to President and Chief Executive Officer

TYSONS CORNER, Va.--()--Cardinal Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CFNL) announces that Bernard H. Clineburg has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for both Cardinal Financial Corporation and Cardinal Bank (“the Companies”) and Christopher W. Bergstrom is now President and Chief Executive Officer. This is the completion of a transition announced November 4, 2015.

Mr. Bergstrom will be responsible for day to day oversight and management of the Companies. As Executive Chairman, Mr. Clineburg will focus on mergers and acquisitions and strategic corporate direction.

“I have worked with Chris for 15 years and am confident this will be a smooth transition,” said Mr. Clineburg. “I look forward to working with Chris as we continue to build this strong financial services company.”

CAUTION ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements contain information related to matters such as the Company’s intent, belief or expectation with regard to such matters as financial and operational performance, credit quality and branch expansion. Such statements are necessarily based on management’s assumptions and estimates and are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties concerning the Company’s operations and business environment, which are difficult to predict and beyond the control of the Company. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those matters expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. For an explanation of some of the risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other reports filed with and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company has no obligation and does not undertake to update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, or after the respective dates on which such statements otherwise are made.

About Cardinal Financial Corporation: Cardinal Financial Corporation, a financial holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia with assets of $4.03 billion at December 31, 2015, serves the Washington Metropolitan region through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cardinal Bank. Cardinal also operates several other subsidiaries: George Mason Mortgage, LLC, a residential mortgage lending company based in Fairfax, Virginia and Cardinal Wealth Services, Inc., a wealth management services company. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ (CFNL). For additional information please visit our Web site at www.cardinalbank.com or call (703) 584-3400.

Contacts

Cardinal Financial Corporation
Bernard H. Clineburg
Executive Chairman
703-584-3400

Contacts

Cardinal Financial Corporation
Bernard H. Clineburg
Executive Chairman
703-584-3400