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Burke & Herbert Bank Named WBJ's Centennial Award Winner

Bank Will Be Recognized at Family-Owned Business Awards Event

Alexandria, VA, February 16– Burke & Herbert Bank is honored to be this year’s recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Centennial Award recognizing a longstanding family-owned business in Greater Washington. The Bank’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, E. Hunt Burke will be accepting the award on behalf of the Bank at the Family-Owned Business Awards Event which will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. In addition to presenting the Centennial Award to Burke & Herbert Bank, the Washington Business Journal will recognize fourteen other multi-generational, family-owned local businesses for overall excellence at the Family-Owned Business Awards Event.

“We are delighted to be selected as this year’s Centennial Award winner in recognition of our long-time presence in the market and our contributions to the community,” stated Mr. Burke. “As a community bank, it is gratifying to be recognized for the important role we play in the local economy. We certainly have enjoyed a long, storied history of serving consumers and businesses in northern Virginia. And, we look forward to continued success and new achievements for Burke & Herbert Bank in 2017 and beyond,” he added.

Burke & Herbert Bank was founded in 1852 by John Woolfolk Burke and Arthur Herbert. Chairman and CEO Hunt Burke is the great, great grandson of one of the Bank’s founding partners, and represents the fifth generation of the Burke family in a leadership role at the Bank. Mr. Burke, who assumed the role of Chairman in 2010, and W. Scott McSween, who joined the Bank as President & Chief Operating Officer in 2009 now manage the nearly 165-year old Bank. The Bank remains focused on delivering high-quality, personal customer service – a signature of the Bank for generations – while continuously updating and modernizing to meet the evolving needs of today’s consumers and businesses.

Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, DC area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers’ banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in northern Virginia.

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