SOURCE: Southern Community Financial Corporation

Southern Community Financial Corporation

November 04, 2009 15:30 ET

Southern Community Financial Corporation's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Are Recovering Following Plane Crash

WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Southern Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SCMF) (NASDAQ: SCMFO), the holding company for Southern Community Bank and Trust, today confirmed that James Hastings, the Company's Chief Financial Officer and James Monroe, the Company's Treasurer are recovering following non life threatening injuries sustained in a plane crash yesterday near Asheville, North Carolina.

"We are so thankful that they are recovering and resting comfortably today," said F. Scott Bauer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We also thank the rescue team for their quick response and the hospital staff for their care. While we expect the recovery period to last several weeks, our entire management team will step in and handle these two critical functions during their absence to ensure that all bank functions continue to operate smoothly."

About Southern Community Financial Corporation

Southern Community Financial Corporation is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is the holding company of Southern Community Bank and Trust, a community bank with twenty-two banking offices throughout North Carolina.

Southern Community Financial Corporation's common stock and trust preferred securities are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbols SCMF and SCMFO, respectively. Additional information about Southern Community is available on its website at or by email at

Contact Information

  • For additional information:
    F. Scott Bauer
    (336) 768-8500