Surrey Bancorp Announces First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.12 per share of Common Stock

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., March 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Surrey Bancorp (“the Company”, Pink Sheets: SRYB) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents ($0.12) per share on the Company’s common stock. The cash dividend is payable on April 10, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 17, 2023. Ted Ashby, CEO of Surrey Bancorp, stated the dividend was based on the Company’s current operating results, its strong financial condition and a commitment to delivering shareholder value.

Surrey Bancorp is the bank holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust (the “Bank”) and is located at 145 North Renfro Street, Mount Airy, North Carolina. The Bank operates full service branch offices at 145 North Renfro Street, and 2050 Rockford Street in Mount Airy and a limited service branch at 1280 West Pine Street in Mount Airy. Full-service branch offices are also located at 653 South Key Street in Pilot Mountain, 393 CC Camp Road in Elkin and 1096 Main Street in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and 940 Woodland Drive in Stuart, Virginia.

Surrey Bank & Trust can be found online at

Additional Information and Where to Find It

With respect to the proposed merger of the Company and First Community Bankshares, Inc. (“First Community”), 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, First Community has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a proxy statement/prospectus for the Company’s shareholders. The Company has mailed the proxy statement/prospectus to its shareholders. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE MERGER AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. The proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about the Company and First Community, are available without charge, at the SEC’s website ( Copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the merger can also be obtained, without charge, or by requesting them in writing or by telephone from First Community or Surrey at the following addresses:

First Community Bankshares, Inc.
29 College Drive
Bluefield, Virginia 24605-0989
Attention: David D. Brown
Telephone: (276) 326-9000
Surrey Bancorp
145 N Renfro Street
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030
Attention: Edward C. Ashby, III
Telephone: (336) 783-3900

Regan & Associates, Inc.
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 800
New York, NY 10018
Attention: Artie Regan
Telephone: (800) 737-3426

Participants in the Merger Solicitation

The Company and certain of its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company in connection with the merger. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of the Company is included in the proxy statement/prospectus for the Company’s special meeting of shareholders, which has also been filed by First Community with the SEC. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants is included in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents regarding the merger filed by First Community with the SEC.



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