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F & M Bank Corp. Reports Record Earnings for 2nd Quarter 2014

TIMBERVILLE, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/14 -- F & M Bank Corp. (OTCQB: FMBM), parent company of Farmers & Merchants Bank, announces its financial results for the second quarter and its recently declared second quarter dividend.

Selected Financial
 Highlights:                      2014                       2013
                       -------------------------  -------------------------
                          Q2       Q1      YTD       Q2       Q1      YTD
                       -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Net Income (000's)     $ 1,484  $ 1,183  $ 2,667  $ 1,133  $ 1,216  $ 2,349
Earnings per share        0.45     0.46     0.91     0.45     0.49     0.94
Net Interest Margin       4.35%    4.16%    4.26%    4.04%    3.98%    4.03%
Allowance for loan
 losses                   1.61%    1.66%    1.61%    1.72%    1.77%    1.72%
Provision for loan
 losses (000's)        $   750  $   750  $ 1,500  $ 1,125  $   900  $ 2,025
Non-Performing Loans
 (000's)               $ 7,382  $11,058  $ 7,382  $13,888  $11,685  $13,888
Equity to Assets         11.91%   11.67%   11.91%    9.15%    8.42%    9.15%
Efficiency Ratio         57.72%   60.91%   58.67%   55.31%   57.74%   56.51%

Dean Withers, President and CEO, commented, "Second quarter earnings increased 30.9% versus prior year, to $1.484 million. We are very pleased to report that this is a record for any single quarter in our history. The sharp increase is due primarily to continued growth in our net interest margin, which increased to 4.35%.The primary drivers of the improved net interest margin are a continued decrease in the cost of deposits and a reduction in low yielding federal funds deposits as a result of loan growth." Withers continued, "Loans held for investment have increased $24.5 million in the last twelve months as a result of continued strong growth in our Dealer Finance Division and our Fishersville Loan Production Office."

Withers stated, "Also contributing to our improved earnings is the decrease in the provision for loan losses as a result of improvements in non-performing loans. Non-performing loans at $7.4 million decreased $6.5 million (46.8%) compared to the same period in 2013 and $3.7 million (33.2%) compared to the first quarter 2014. We are ahead of pace to meet our 2014 goals for improvement in both our non-performing and criticized asset ratios." Withers continued, "On July 17, 2014, our Board of Directors declared a second quarter dividend of $0.17 per share. Based on our most recent trade price of $17.95 per share, this dividend constitutes a 3.79% yield on an annualized basis. The dividend will be paid on August 8, 2014, to shareholders of record as of July 29, 2014." A summary balance sheet and income statement are included below.

F & M Bank Corp. is an independent, locally-owned, community bank holding company, offering a full range of financial services, through its subsidiary, Farmers & Merchants Bank's nine banking offices in Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page Counties, Virginia. The Bank also provides additional services through two loan production offices located in Penn Laird, VA and Fishersville, VA and through its subsidiary, VBS Mortgage located in Harrisonburg, VA. Additional information may be found by contacting us on the internet at www.farmersandmerchants.biz or by calling (540) 896-8941.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal securities laws, which may involve significant risks and uncertainties. These statements address issues that involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management, and actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to, changes in: interest rates, general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory policies, and a variety of other matters. Other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers should consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating forward-looking statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update these statements following the date of this press release.


                   F & M Bank Corp. Financial Highlights
                                                       For Six Months
                                                        Ended June 30
                                                   Unaudited     Unaudited
INCOME STATEMENT                                     2014          2013
Interest and Dividend Income                     $ 12,965,371  $ 13,108,149
Interest Expense                                    1,869,638     2,505,938
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Net Interest Income                              11,095,733    10,602,211
Non-Interest Income                                 1,710,245     2,035,064
Provision for Loan Losses                           1,500,000     2,025,000
Other Non-Interest Expenses                         7,539,354     7,167,974
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Income Before Income Taxes                        3,766,624     3,444,301
Provision For Income Taxes                          1,117,775     1,019,616
Less Minority Interest income (loss)                  (18,092)       75,476
                                                 ------------  ------------
Net Income                                       $  2,666,941  $  2,349,209
Average Shares Outstanding                          2,945,363     2,501,218
Net Income Per Common Share                               .91           .94
Dividends Declared                                        .34           .34



                                                   Unaudited     Unaudited
                                                   June 30,      June 30,
BALANCE SHEET                                        2014          2013
Cash and Due From Banks                          $  8,413,665  $  5,181,365
Interest Bearing Bank Deposits                        934,913       585,325
Federal Funds Sold                                  3,337,000    20,400,000
Loans Held for Sale                                13,696,850    16,741,372
Loans Held for Investment                         495,306,477   470,851,701
  Less Allowance for Loan Losses                   (7,995,149)   (8,090,097)
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Net Loans Held for Investment                   487,311,328   462,761,604
Securities                                         19,124,724    16,661,648
Other Assets                                       36,624,218    34,583,784
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Total Assets                                   $569,442,698  $556,915,098

Deposits                                         $472,249,851  $455,320,200
Short Term Debt                                     3,294,870     3,012,634
Long Term Debt                                      7,500,000    26,857,143
Subordinated Debt                                  10,191,000    10,191,000
Other Liabilities                                   8,389,514    10,573,792
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Total Liabilities                               501,625,235   505,954,769
Stockholders' Equity                               67,817,463    50,960,329
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity     $569,442,698  $556,915,098
Book Value Per Common Share                      $      20.62  $      20.36

CONTACT:
Neil Hayslett
EVP/Chief Administrative Officer
540-896-8941
[email protected]

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