TowneBank (Nasdaq: TOWN) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:
TowneBank (Nasdaq:TOWN), one of the top community banks in Virginia and North Carolina, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of their ten-year listing anniversary.

In honor of the occasion, G. Robert Aston Jr., Chairman and CEO will ring the Opening Bell. 

Where:
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET  

TowneBank Media Contact:
William B. Littreal
(757) 638-6813
William.littreal@townebank.net

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Emily Pan
(646) 441-5120
emily.pan@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:
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Photos:
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About TowneBank
As one of the top community banks in Virginia and North Carolina, TowneBank operates 37 banking offices serving Chesapeake, Chesterfield County, Glen Allen, Hampton, James City County, Mechanicsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and York County in Virginia, along with Moyock, Grandy, Camden County, Southern Shores, Corolla and Nags Head in North Carolina.  Towne also offers a full range of financial services through its controlled divisions and subsidiaries that include Towne Wealth Management, Towne Insurance Agency, Towne Benefits, TowneBank Mortgage, TowneBank Commercial Mortgage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty, Towne 1031 Exchange, LLC, and Towne Vacations.  Local decision-making is a hallmark of its hometown banking strategy that is delivered through the leadership of each group’s President and Board of Directors.  With total assets of $8.43 billion as of June 30, 2017, TowneBank is one of the largest banks headquartered in Virginia.

On April 27, 2017, TowneBank announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Paragon Commercial Corporation (“Paragon”) and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Paragon Commercial Bank.  Founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1999, Paragon Commercial Bank provides banking services through highly responsive professionals, an extensive courier service, online and mobile technologies, free worldwide ATM access and a select number of strategically placed offices in Raleigh, Cary and Charlotte, North Carolina.  Pending customary regulatory and shareholder approvals, the merger is scheduled to close in January 2018.

Additional Information About the Merger and Where to Find It:
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval.  In connection with the merger, Paragon will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a preliminary proxy statement. Paragon will deliver a definitive proxy statement/prospectus to its stockholders seeking approval of the merger and related matters.  In addition, each of TowneBank and Paragon may file other relevant documents concerning the proposed merger with the FDIC and SEC.

Paragon, TowneBank and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Paragon’s stockholders in connection with the proposed merger.  Information about the directors and executive officers of Paragon and TowneBank and other persons who may be deemed participants in the solicitation, including their interests in the merger, will be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available. Additional information about Paragon’s executive officers and directors can be found in Paragon’s final prospectus filed with the SEC on June 17, 2016.  Additional information regarding TowneBank’s executive officers and directors can be found in TowneBank’s definitive proxy statement in connection with its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the FDIC on April 21, 2017.  You may obtain free copies of each document from Paragon by directing a request by telephone or mail to Paragon Commercial Corporation, 3535 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612, Attention: Investor Relations (telephone: (919) 788-7770), or by accessing Paragon’s website at https://www.paragonbank.com under “About Us-Investor Relations.”  You may obtain free copies of each document from TowneBank by directing a request by telephone or mail to TowneBank, 6001 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, Virginia 23425, Attention: Investor Relations (telephone: (757) 638-6794), or by accessing TowneBank’s website at https://townebank.com under “Investor Relations.”  The information on TowneBank’s and Paragon’s websites is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this release or incorporated into other filings either company makes with the FDIC or SEC. 

About Nasdaq
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