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WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. Announces Record Performance for 2016

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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 earnings per share reached all-time highs.  At the same time, the Company’s asset quality has improved to its best since 2007, as measured in terms of non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets.  In addition, the Company opened two additional full-service bank branches in 2016 and increased its dividends to shareholders.

In commenting on the Company’s 2016 performance, Shaza Andersen, the Company’s President and CEO, said “I am very excited to report our record performance.  Our team was charged with high expectations and goals in 2016 and we achieved them.  Looking to the future, WashingtonFirst remains committed to growing long-term shareholder value through a continued focus on customer relationships, high standards of quality and service, and strong financial performance.”

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