SOURCE: Southern Community Financial Corporation

August 21, 2007 11:17 ET

Southern Community's Winning Streak Holds: 2006 Annual Report Takes Bronze in International Competition

WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - For the fifth-consecutive year, Southern Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SCMF) (NASDAQ: SCMFO) is a winner in the Vision Awards annual report competition sponsored by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP). The bank's 2006 annual report received a Bronze Award, in a contest that drew more than 2,500 total entries from 21 countries.

The theme of the annual report was tied to the bank's tenth anniversary, focusing on how the vision that has driven Southern Community's first decade of growth and success augurs for an exceptionally bright future. The theme was carried out in vivid colors, striking photographs, and feature stories that conveyed the perspectives of employees, customers, board members and other stakeholders. Both the management's Letter to Shareholders and the narrative section of the report were awarded a perfect score.

"This annual report underscores our core value that every person -- every customer, investor, employee, business owner and community service partner -- is important, and is treated accordingly," said Cameron Jordan, Vice President of Marketing. "The success of Southern Community is the product of hundreds of individuals, each with a unique perspective and contribution. This report honors all those people."

The bank's award-winning annual reports have all been designed and produced in conjunction with The Bloom Agency of Winston-Salem.

"We find this work to be superb," said Christine Kennedy, LACP Managing Director. "The level of creativity is excellent, and is supported by excellent clarity in communicating key messages."

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 22 banking offices throughout North Carolina. Southern Community Financial Corporation's common stock and trust preferred securities are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select under the trading symbols SCMF and SCMFO, respectively. Additional information about Southern Community is available on its website at

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    F. Scott Bauer
    Chief Executive Officer
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