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WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. Announces Record Performance for 2016

RESTON, VA – WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFBI) (“WashingtonFirst” or the “Company”) announced today that it had achieved record financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  Loans, deposits, fee income, net income, return on assets, and… Continue reading

Report: Shaza Andersen, CEO, One of Two Females Leading A Top 20 Bank in Region

[Excerpts from a report by Carolyn M. Proctor, Data Editor, Washington Business Journal, December 2, 2016]

Women are leading at Citibank, WashingtonFirst Bank, Sonabank, Carter Bank & Trust and Jefferson Security Bank in Greater Washington, D.C.  … Continue reading

WFBI Declares 13th Consecutive Quarterly Cash Dividend Along With 5% Stock Dividend

RESTON, VA – November 22, 2016 – WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: WFBI) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of seven cents ($0.07) per share of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share,… Continue reading

WashingtonFirst Supports NBC4’s Food 4 Families for Fourth Consecutive Year


WashingtonFirst partnered with NBC4 for the fourth consecutive year to support the Food 4 Families campaign.  It was a resounding success!  With the support of our WashingtonFirst employees, Directors, generous customers and donors, we contributed to feeding… Continue reading

Shaza Andersen, CEO, Interviewed by the Washington Business Journal

[As reported by Andy Medici, Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal]shaza-andersen_full_cropped

Reston-based WashingtonFirst Bank (NASDAQ: WFBI) has an ambitious growth plan: acquire a couple more banks, expand its branch network and add $3 billion in assets to its portfolio.

Shaza Andersen, WashingtonFirst CEO, Announces NBC4’s Food 4 Families Campaign

Shaza Andersen, WashingtonFirst CEO, encourages clients, customers, and employees to support this year’s NBC4 Food 4 Families campaign (2016).   Helping those less fortunate during a family-centric holiday is a meaningful way to support our local communities… Continue reading

WFBI Reports Net Income Growth of 58% Over 2015 Q3 Results; Continues Record Earnings

RESTON, VA – WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFBI) (the “Company”), announced today consolidated net income of $4.9 million and $13.3 million (or $0.39 and $1.06 per diluted common share) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively.… Continue reading

INFORMATIONAL NOTICE: Business Funds Transfer Fraud

Informational Notice: Business Funds Transfer Fraud

(Re-posted Oct. 6, 2016) – The banking industry has seen an increase in wire fraud. A new and unique method is on the rise called Business Email Compromise (BEC). This notice is… Continue reading

WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. Selected As A Top Performer In USA By Sandler O’Neill

RESTON, VA – September 27, 2016 – WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: WFBI) today announced its selection by Sandler O’Neill to the 2016 Class of Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars.  WashingtonFirst joins 26 other banks and thrifts in… Continue reading

Capitol File Recognizes Shaza Andersen, CEO, As A Who’s Who Influencer

Shaza Andersen, CEO of WashingtonFirst Bank, was recently recognized by Capitol File magazine to be among the who’s who of prominent Washington, DC business executives and community leaders.

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