|Lynchburg, Virginia, January 24, 2012… Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. (OTCBB: BOJF), parent company of Bank of the James, a full-service commercial and retail financial institution, announced that on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the opening of the trading day, the company's common stock will begin trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "BOTJ."
Robert R. Chapman III, President and CEO, stated: "Making the transition to NASDAQ will offer investors the potential for increased trading liquidity and access to our common stock resulting from the visibility of being a member of a leading global exchange and increased market maker involvement. We believe a company's ability to meet NASDAQ's rigorous review and listing standards contributes to investor confidence.
"This new listing is an example of our commitment to enhancing shareholder value and building the company's visibility throughout the investing community." Company executives are scheduled to participate in ringing the NASDAQ closing bell on Monday, March 12 in New York.
About the Company
Bank of the James, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc., serves the greater Lynchburg, Virginia SMA, often referred to as Region 2000, which was ranked by Forbes magazine among the top 50 places in the United States for business and careers. The bank operates nine full service locations and one limited service location as well as a mortgage origination office in Forest, Virginia and an investment services division in downtown Lynchburg. The company celebrates its 13th anniversary in July of this year.
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