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Blue Ridge Bankshares Inc (BRBS)

Filed: 4 Nov 21, 5:26pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 4, 2021

 

 

BLUE RIDGE BANKSHARES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Virginia 001-39165 54-1470908

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

1807 Seminole Trail

Charlottesville, Virginia

 22901
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (540) 743-6521

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, no par value BRBS NYSE American

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Emerging growth company ☒

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 


Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 4, 2021, Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting its financial results for the period ended September 30, 2021. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02.

 

Item 8.01

Other Events.

On November 4, 2021, the Company and FVCBankcorp, Inc. (“FVCB”) issued a joint press release announcing an update on the proposed merger between the Company and FVCB. The joint press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Important Information and Where to Find It:

The Company intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to register the shares of the Company’s common stock that will be issued to FVCB’s shareholders in connection with the proposed merger. The registration statement will include a joint proxy statement of the Company and FVCB that also constitutes a prospectus of the Company. The definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to the shareholders of the Company and FVCB seeking their approval of the proposed merger.

Investors and security holders are urged to read the registration statement on Form S-4 and the joint proxy statement/prospectus included within the registration statement on Form S-4 when they become available (and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger or incorporated by reference into the joint proxy statement/prospectus) because such documents will contain important information regarding the Company, FVCB, the proposed merger and related matters.

Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents, once they are filed, and other documents filed with the SEC by the Company or FVCB through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Investors and security holders will also be able to obtain these documents, once they are filed, free of charge, by requesting them in writing from Brian K. Plum, Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., 17 West Main Street, Luray, Virginia 22835, or by telephone at (540) 743-6521, or from David W. Pijor, FVCBankcorp, Inc., 11325 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, or by telephone at (703) 436-3800.

The Company, FVCB and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company and FVCB, respectively, in connection with the proposed merger. Information about the directors and executive officers of the Company and their ownership of the Company’s common stock is set forth in the Company’s proxy statement in connection with its 2021 annual meeting of shareholders, as previously filed with the SEC on April 30, 2021. Information about the directors and executive officers of FVCB and their ownership of FVCB’s common stock is set forth in FVCB’s proxy statement in connection with its 2021 annual meeting of shareholders, as previously filed with the SEC on April 8, 2021. Additional information regarding the interests of


these participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies may be obtained by reading the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

 (d)

Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description of Exhibit

99.1  Earnings Release, dated November 4, 2021
99.2  Joint Press Release, dated November 4, 2021
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  BLUE RIDGE BANKSHARES, INC.
   (Registrant)
Date: November 4, 2021  By: 

/s/ Judy C. Gavant

   Judy C. Gavant
   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit 99.1

Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Announces Third Quarter and Year-to-date 2021 Results

Charlottesville, Va., November 4, 2021 – Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE American: BRBS), the holding company of Blue Ridge Bank, National Association (“Blue Ridge Bank”) and BRB Financial Group, Inc., announced today financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended September 30, 2021. For the third quarter of 2021, the Company reported net income of $6.8 million, or $0.36 earnings per diluted common share, compared to $28.6 million, or $1.54 earnings per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2021, and $5.1 million, or $0.59 earnings per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company reported net income of $39.7 million, or $2.26 earnings per diluted common share, compared to $12.1 million, or $1.42 earnings per diluted common share, for the same period of 2020. Earnings per diluted common share for all periods presented is reflective of the 3-for-2 stock split effective April 30, 2021. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 included an after-tax gain of $19.2 million resulting from the sale in second quarter of 2021 of over $700 million of loans originated under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Net income for all periods presented also reflected merger-related expenses, as further discussed below.

On January 31, 2021, the Company completed the merger of Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. (“Bay Banks”), the holding company of Virginia Commonwealth Bank, into the Company. Immediately following the completion of the merger, Virginia Commonwealth Bank was merged into Blue Ridge Bank (collectively, the “Bay Banks Merger”). Earnings for the first nine months of 2021 include the earnings of Bay Banks from the effective date of the merger.

On July 14, 2021, the Company and FVCBankcorp, Inc. (“FVCB”) jointly announced they had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals (the “FVCB Merger”). The FVCB Merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and approval from the shareholders of both companies. The Company has learned that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) identified certain regulatory concerns with Blue Ridge Bank that could impact the application process and timing of the FVCB Merger. Blue Ridge Bank has already commenced an initiative intended to fully address the OCC’s concerns. The Company anticipates the FVCB Merger will close in the second or third quarter of 2022.

Net income for the third and second quarters of 2021 included approximately $1.1 million and $1.0 million, respectively, in after-tax expenses related to the Bay Banks Merger and the FVCB Merger, while earnings for the third quarter of 2020 included approximately $1.0 million in after-tax merger-related expenses.

“Our team had a productive third quarter,” said Brian K. Plum, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Loan pipelines are at historically high levels and our expectation is that will convert to higher loan balances. The consolidation of five branch locations at quarter-end and growth in our fintech division’s balances illustrate continued progress in improving our delivery channels to enhance our future customer experience.”

“Mortgage volumes remain at elevated levels, though margin compression, particularly in wholesale mortgage, has negatively impacted mortgage division profitability,” added Plum.


Paycheck Protection Program

During 2021, the Company funded over 20,000 PPP loans with principal balances of approximately $730 million pursuant to the Economic Aid Act, passed at the end of December 2020 (“PPP2 loans”). Of the PPP2 loans, approximately 19,500 with principal balances of $712.6 million were sold on June 28, 2021. Gross proceeds from the sale were $705.9 million, and the Company recorded a pre-tax gain of $24.3 million on the sale after giving effect to $30.9 million of unearned fees, net of deferred costs, and the sale discount. As of September 30, 2021, the Company held $14.7 million of PPP2 loans, and unearned fees, net of deferred costs, totaled $676 thousand. PPP2 loans, if not forgiven, have a five-year term and a stated interest rate of 1%. As of September 30, 2021, the Company held $32.6 million of PPP loans funded in 2020, pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“PPP1 loans”). PPP1 loans, if not forgiven, have a one- or five-year term, depending on origination date, and a stated interest rate of 1%.

Processing fees, net of costs, and interest income earned by the Company for PPP loans in the amounts of $712 thousand and $11.7 million were recognized as interest income in the third and second quarters of 2021, respectively, and the amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $16.9 million. Net processing fees for PPP loans are being recognized over the expected life of these loans, which is one to three years depending on the original loan balance.

The Company’s PPP loans are primarily funded using the Federal Reserve Bank’s Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (“PPPLF”). As of September 30, 2021, outstanding advances under the PPPLF were $33.9 million. The PPPLF provided funding for the full amount and term of the PPP loans at a fixed annual cost of 0.35%. PPP loans do not count toward bank regulatory capital ratios.

Fintech Business

The Company continues to grow its partnerships with fintech providers and ended the third quarter of 2021 with active partnerships, including Unit, Flexible Finance, Increase, Upgrade, Kashable, Jaris, Aeldra, Grow Credit, MentorWorks, and Marlette. Loans and deposits related to fintech relationships were approximately $40.7 million and $76.6 million, respectively, as of September 30, 2021, compared to $10.3 million and $35.3 million, respectively, as of December 31, 2020.

Mortgage Division

The Company’s mortgage division, which consists of a retail division operating as Monarch Mortgage and a wholesale division operating as LenderSelect Mortgage Group, recorded net income of $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2021 compared to $764 thousand for the second quarter of 2021. Mortgage volumes for the third and the second quarters of 2021 were $325.9 million and $337.5 million, respectively. Noninterest expenses recorded for the Company’s mortgage division were $8.0 million and $8.9 million for the third and second quarters of 2021, respectively.

Balance Sheet

The Company reported total assets of $2.70 billion at September 30, 2021, an increase of $1.20 billion from $1.50 billion at December 31, 2020. The increase in total assets was primarily due to the Bay Banks Merger, which increased assets by $1.22 billion at the effective date of the merger. Loans held for investment, excluding PPP loans, increased $1.02 billion to $1.75 billion at September 30, 2021 from $732.9 million at December 31, 2020. Loan growth in the third quarter of 2021 totaled $22.8 million.

Total deposits at September 30, 2021 were $2.20 billion, an increase of $1.26 billion from December 31, 2020, of which $1.03 billion were assumed in the Bay Banks Merger at the effective date of the merger. The Company’s expanding relationships with fintech partners have resulted in $41.3 million of deposit growth in the nine months ended September 30, 2021.


As previously noted, the majority of PPP loans were funded through the PPPLF, resulting in a decrease in Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (“FRB”) advances upon the sale of PPP2 loans in the second quarter of 2021. Additionally, the Company redeemed its outstanding subordinated notes with initial aggregate principal balances of $10.0 million and $7.0 million in the second and third quarters of 2021, respectively. The Company assumed $31.9 million of subordinated debt in the Bay Banks Merger.

Income Statement

Net Interest Income

Net interest income was $21.1 million for the third quarter of 2021 compared to $30.5 million for the second quarter of 2021 and $11.8 million for the third quarter of 2020. Included in interest income for the third quarter of 2021 were approximately $712 thousand in PPP fees, net of costs, and interest income, whereas in the second quarter of 2021, PPP fees, net of costs, and interest income were $11.7 million, a decrease of $11.0 million. The decrease in net interest income on a sequential quarter basis was primarily attributable to the previously noted PPP2 loan sale on June 28, 2021. Funding costs for PPP loans under the PPPLF were approximately $59 thousand and $382 thousand of interest expense for the third and second quarters of 2021, respectively. Partially offsetting the decline in net interest income from PPP loans was greater interest income from fintech loans and higher balances of investments and lower borrowing costs. Accretion of acquired loan discounts included in interest income in the third and second quarters of 2021 were $112 thousand and $886 thousand, respectively, while amortization of purchase accounting adjustments on assumed time deposits and borrowings were $886 thousand and $1.0 million in the same respective periods.

Net interest margin for the third quarter of 2021 was 3.32% compared to 3.82% for the second quarter of 2021 and 3.26% for the third quarter of 2020. PPP loans, including the corresponding funding, had a 1, 56, and 23 basis point positive effect on the Company’s net interest margin for the third quarter of 2021, second quarter of 2021, and third quarter of 2020, respectively. Additionally, accretion and amortization of purchase accounting adjustments related to the Bay Banks Merger had a 16 and 22 basis point positive effect on net interest margin for the third and second quarters of 2021, respectively. Excluding the impact of PPP and purchase accounting adjustments, the Company continues to experience a decline in net interest margin due to the replacement of higher priced loans and greater liquidity invested in lower yielding securities, partially offset by the re-pricing of higher priced term deposits and the reduction in subordinated notes. Cost of deposits were 0.29% for the third and second quarters of 2021 and 0.64% for the third quarter of 2020.

Provision for Loan Losses

The Company recorded no provision for loan losses for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended September 30, 2021 compared to provision expense of $4.0 million and $8.1 million for the same respective periods of 2020. In 2020, the Company increased its allowance for loan losses through the application of a qualitative factor in response to potential credit losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decline in the Company’s allowance for loan losses in the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was due to the release of the COVID-19 factor, partially offset by organic loan growth, reserves for fintech related loans, and reserve needs for loans that have migrated from the Company’s acquired loan pools.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2021 was $13.5 million compared to $36.4 million and $17.6 million for the second quarter of 2021 and the third quarter of 2020, respectively. Noninterest income for the second quarter of 2021 included a net gain of $24.3 million realized on the sale of PPP loans.


Mortgage banking income, including mortgage servicing rights, contributed $9.5 million of noninterest income in the third quarter of 2021 compared to $9.0 million in the second quarter of 2021 and $16.0 million in the third quarter of 2020. Other income in the third and second quarters of 2021 included $1.0 million and $640 thousand of fair value adjustments, respectively, for the Company’s investments in certain fintech companies. Noninterest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was $65.8 million and $38.8 million, respectively. Excluding the gain on sale of PPP loans, noninterest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $41.4 million, a $2.6 million increase over the same period of 2020.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the third and second quarters of 2021 was $25.6 million and $30.5 million, respectively, compared to $18.7 million for the third quarter of 2020. Noninterest expenses added with the Bay Banks Merger are included since the effective date of the merger. Merger-related expenses for the third and second quarters of 2021 and the third quarter of 2020 were $1.4 million, $1.2 million, and $1.3 million, respectively. Salaries and employee benefit expenses decreased $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2021 from the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to greater incentive expenses recorded in the second quarter. Also contributing to lower noninterest expenses in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the second quarter of 2021 were lower expenses in the Company’s mortgage division. Noninterest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was $86.7 million and $45.5 million, respectively. Included in these amounts were merger-related expenses of $11.7 million and $1.7 million for the same respective periods.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming loans, which include nonaccrual loans and loans 90 days or more past due and accruing interest1, totaled $15.2 million at September 30, 2021, an increase of $8.6 million from December 31, 2020. The ratio of nonperforming loans to total assets was 0.56% as of September 30, 2021 and 0.44% as of December 31, 2020. The Company’s allowance for loan losses was $12.6 million at September 30, 2021, or 0.72% as a percentage of gross loans held for investment, excluding PPP loans, compared to 1.89% at December 31, 2020. The Company holds no allowance for loan losses on PPP loans as they are fully guaranteed by the U.S. government. The decrease in the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of gross loans held for investment since December 31, 2020 was primarily attributable to the loans acquired in the Bay Banks Merger, for which no allowance for loan losses carried over in the merger. Remaining acquired loan discounts related to loans acquired in the Company’s mergers were $17.0 million as of September 30, 2021 compared to $1.2 million as of December 31, 2020.

1 Excluding purchased credit-impaired loans.

Capital

The Company previously announced that on September 15, 2021, its board of directors declared a $0.12 per common share quarterly dividend, payable October 29, 2021 to shareholders of record as of October 21, 2021. Tangible book value per share, a non-GAAP (defined below) measure, was $12.69 and $10.03 as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The accounting and reporting policies of the Company conform to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and prevailing practices in the banking industry. However, management uses certain non-GAAP measures to supplement the evaluation of the Company’s performance. Management believes presentations of these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information


that is essential to a proper understanding of the operating results of the Company’s core businesses. These non-GAAP disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP measures are included at the end of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release of the Company contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements represent plans, estimates, objectives, goals, guidelines, expectations, intentions, projections and statements of the Company’s beliefs concerning future events, business plans, objectives, expected operating results and the assumptions upon which those statements are based. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or achievements, and are typically identified with words such as “may,” “could,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “aim,” “intend,” “plan,” or words or phases of similar meaning. The Company cautions that the forward-looking statements are based largely on its expectations and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on factors which are, in many instances, beyond the Company’s control. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause the Company’s financial performance to differ materially from that expressed in such forward-looking statements: (i) the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which the Company conducts operations; (ii) geopolitical conditions, including acts or threats of terrorism, or actions taken by the United States or other governments in response to acts or threats of terrorism and/or military conflicts, which could impact business and economic conditions in the United States and abroad; (iii) the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the adverse impact on the Company’s business and operations and on the Company’s customers which may result, among other things, in increased delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures and losses on loans; (iv) the occurrence of significant natural disasters, including severe weather conditions, floods, health related issues, and other catastrophic events; (v) the Company’s management of risks inherent in its real estate loan portfolio, and the risk of a prolonged downturn in the real estate market, which could impair the value of the Company’s collateral and its ability to sell collateral upon any foreclosure; (vi) changes in consumer spending and savings habits; (vii) technological and social media changes; (viii) the effects of, and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; (ix) changing bank regulatory conditions, policies or programs, whether arising as new legislation or regulatory initiatives, that could lead to restrictions on activities of banks generally, or the Company’s subsidiary bank in particular, more restrictive regulatory capital requirements, increased costs, including deposit insurance premiums, regulation or prohibition of certain income producing activities or changes in the secondary market for loans and other products; (x) the impact of changes in financial services policies, laws and regulations, including laws, regulations and policies concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance, and the application thereof by regulatory bodies; (xi) the impact of changes in laws, regulations and policies affecting the real estate industry; (xii) the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted from time to time by bank regulatory agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other accounting standards setting bodies; (xiii) the timely development of competitive new products and services and the acceptance


of these products and services by new and existing customers; (xiv) the willingness of users to substitute competitors’ products and services for the Company’s products and services; (xv) expenses related to the FVCB Merger, unexpected delays related to the FVCB Merger, or the inability to obtain regulatory and shareholder approvals or satisfy other closing conditions required to complete the FVCB Merger within the expected time frame, or at all; (xvi) the businesses of the Company and FVCB may not be integrated successfully or such integration may be more difficult, time-consuming, or costly than expected; (xvii) customer and employee relationships and business operations may be disrupted by the Bay Banks Merger or the FVCB Merger; (xviii) the effects of the Bay Banks Merger, the FVCB Merger and other acquisitions the Company may make, including, without limitation, the failure to achieve the expected revenue growth and/or expense savings from such transactions; (xix) changes in the level of the Company’s nonperforming assets and charge-offs; (xx) the Company’s involvement, from time to time, in legal proceedings and examination and remedial actions by regulators; (xxi) potential exposure to fraud, negligence, computer theft and cyber-crime; (xxii) the Company’s ability to pay dividends; (xxiii) the Company’s involvement as a participating lender in the PPP as administered through the Small Business Administration; and (xxiv) other risks and factors identified in the “Risk Factors” sections and elsewhere in documents the Company files from time to time with the SEC.


Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

(Dollars in thousands except share data)  (unaudited)
September
30, 2021
  December
31, 2020 (2)
 

Assets

   

Cash and due from banks

  $53,077  $117,945 

Federal funds sold

   144,376   775 

Securities available for sale, at fair value

   360,098   109,475 

Restricted equity and other investments

   19,343   11,173 

Loans held for sale

   144,111   148,209 

Paycheck Protection Program loans, net of deferred fees and costs

   46,648   288,533 

Loans held for investment, net of deferred fees and costs

   1,752,453   732,883 

Less allowance for loan losses

   (12,614  (13,827
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Loans held for investment, net

   1,739,839   719,056 

Accrued interest receivable

   9,900   5,428 

Other real estate owned

   227   —   

Premises and equipment, net

   26,963   14,831 

Right-of-use asset

   5,645   5,328 

Bank owned life insurance

   46,278   15,724 

Goodwill

   26,826   19,619 

Other intangible assets

   8,099   2,581 

Mortgage derivative asset

   3,456   5,293 

Mortgage servicing rights, net

   14,976   7,084 

Mortgage brokerage receivable

   4,316   8,516 

Interest rate swap asset

   5,838   1,716 

Other assets

   39,286   16,972 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total assets

  $2,699,302  $1,498,258 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

   

Deposits:

   

Noninterest-bearing demand

  $684,859  $333,051 

Interest-bearing demand and money market deposits

   828,477   282,263 

Savings

   144,904   78,352 

Time deposits

   541,964   251,443 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total deposits

   2,200,204   945,109 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

FHLB borrowings

   125,115   115,000 

FRB borrowings

   33,857   281,650 

Subordinated notes, net

   40,503   24,506 

Lease liability

   7,113   5,506 

Interest rate swap liability

   1,239   2,735 

Other liabilities

   21,551   15,552 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total liabilities

   2,429,582   1,390,058 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

   

Stockholders’ Equity:

   

Common stock, no par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 18,776,307 and 8,577,932 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively (1)

   193,770   66,771 

Additional paid-in capital

   252   252 

Retained earnings

   73,189   40,688 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

   2,283   264 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 
   269,494   107,975 

Noncontrolling interest

   226   225 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

   269,720   108,200 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

  $2,699,302  $1,498,258 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

(1)

Common stock as of the periods presented is reflective of the 3-for-2 stock split that was effective April 30, 2021.

(2)

Derived from audited December 31, 2020 Consolidated Financial Statements.


Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended 
(Dollars in thousands except per share data)  September 30,
2021
   June 30, 2021   September 30,
2020
 

Interest income:

      

Interest and fees on loans

  $22,294   $32,591   $13,780 

Interest on taxable securities

   1,317    1,133    634 

Interest on nontaxable securities

   61    64    30 

Interest on deposit accounts and federal funds sold

   82    24    —   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest income

   23,754    33,812    14,444 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense:

      

Interest on deposits

   1,622    1,682    1,515 

Interest on subordinated notes

   644    868    411 

Interest on FHLB and FRB borrowings

   364    800    689 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest expense

   2,630    3,350    2,615 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net interest income

   21,124    30,462    11,829 

Provision for loan losses

   —      —      4,000 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

   21,124    30,462    7,829 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noninterest income:

      

Gain on sale of Paycheck Protection Program loans

   —      24,315    —   

Residential mortgage banking income, net

   7,704    7,254    14,400 

Mortgage servicing rights

   1,827    1,707    1,645 

Gain on sale of government guaranteed loans

   108    143    516 

Wealth and trust management

   499    833    —   

Service charges on deposit accounts

   376    370    215 

Increase in cash surrender value of bank owned life insurance

   278    237    94 

Payroll processing

   223    213    221 

Bank and purchase card, net

   497    299    211 

Other

   2,006    1,054    311 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total noninterest income

   13,518    36,425    17,613 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noninterest expense:

      

Salaries and employee benefits

   14,774    17,642    11,880 

Occupancy and equipment

   1,743    1,868    922 

Data processing

   893    1,534    656 

Legal, issuer, and regulatory filing

   372    489    291 

Advertising and marketing

   452    247    165 

Communications

   761    673    214 

Audit and accounting fees

   195    291    98 

FDIC insurance

   487    9    187 

Intangible amortization

   500    506    232 

Other contractual services

   633    666    516 

Other taxes and assessments

   547    1,078    280 

Merger-related

   1,441    1,237    1,264 

Other

   2,839    4,308    1,971 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total noninterest expense

   25,637    30,548    18,676 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income tax

   9,005    36,339    6,766 

Income tax expense

   2,199    7,697    1,707 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

  $6,806   $28,642   $5,059 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

   4    4    4 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

  $6,810   $28,646   $5,063 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders

  $6,810   $28,646   $5,063 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per common share (EPS) (1)

  $0.36   $1.54   $0.59 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

EPS has been adjusted for all periods presented to reflect the 3-for-2 stock split that was effective April 30, 2021.


Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)

 

   For the Nine Months Ended 
(Dollars in thousands except per share data)  September 30, 2021  September 30, 2020 

Interest income:

   

Interest and fees on loans

  $76,248  $35,766 

Interest on taxable securities

   3,580   2,147 

Interest on nontaxable securities

   177   119 

Interest on deposit accounts and federal funds sold

   137   2 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total interest income

   80,142   38,034 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Interest expense:

   

Interest on deposits

   4,844   4,889 

Interest on subordinated notes

   2,142   854 

Interest on FHLB and FRB borrowings

   1,553   1,794 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total interest expense

   8,539   7,537 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net interest income

   71,603   30,497 

Provision for loan losses

   —     8,075 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

   71,603   22,422 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Noninterest income:

   

Gain on sale of Paycheck Protection Program loans

   24,315   —   

Residential mortgage banking income, net

   24,259   31,969 

Mortgage servicing rights

   6,905   3,241 

Gain on sale of government guaranteed loans

   1,325   779 

Wealth and trust management

   1,934    

Service charges on deposit accounts

   1,073   669 

Increase in cash surrender value of bank owned life insurance

   679   278 

Payroll processing

   706   736 

Bank and purchase card, net

   1,096   483 

Other

   3,460   651 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total noninterest income

   65,752   38,806 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Noninterest expense:

   

Salaries and employee benefits

   46,425   29,886 

Occupancy and equipment

   4,968   2,653 

Data processing

   3,272   1,649 

Legal, issuer, and regulatory filing

   1,437   781 

Advertising and marketing

   989   518 

Communications

   1,802   536 

Audit and accounting fees

   675   278 

FDIC insurance

   839   568 

Intangible amortization

   1,406   608 

Other contractual services

   2,152   870 

Other taxes and assessments

   1,973   748 

Merger-related

   11,697   1,710 

Other

   9,062   4,688 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total noninterest expense

   86,697   45,493 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Income before income tax

   50,658   15,735 

Income tax expense

   10,973   3,618 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net income

  $39,685  $12,117 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

   (1  (2
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

  $39,684  $12,115 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net income available to common stockholders

  $39,684  $12,115 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per common share (EPS) (1)

  $2.26  $1.42 
  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

(1)

EPS has been adjusted for all periods presented to reflect the 3-for-2 stock split that was effective April 30, 2021.


Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

Five Quarter Summary of Selected Financial

Data (unaudited)

 

   As of and for the Three Months Ended 
   September 30,  June 30,  March 31,  December 31,  September
30,
 
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except share data)  2021  2021  2021  2020  2020 

Income Statement Data:

      

Interest income

  $23,754  $33,812  $22,576  $16,426  $14,444 

Interest expense

   2,630   3,350   2,559   2,412   2,615 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net interest income

   21,124   30,462   20,017   14,014   11,829 

Provision for loan losses

   —     —     —     2,375   4,000 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

   21,124   30,462   20,017   11,639   7,829 

Noninterest income

   13,518   36,425   15,809   17,436   17,611 

Noninterest expenses

   25,637   30,548   30,512   22,312   18,674 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

   9,005   36,339   5,314   6,763   6,766 

Income tax expense

   2,199   7,697   1,077   1,182   1,707 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net income

   6,806   28,642   4,237   5,581   5,059 

Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest

   4   4   (9  —     4 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

  $6,810  $28,646  $4,228  $5,581  $5,063 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Per Common Share Data:

      

Earnings per share - basic (2)

  $0.36  $1.54  $0.28  $0.65  $0.59 

Earnings per share - diluted (2)

   0.36   1.54   0.28   0.65   0.59 

Dividends declared - post-stock split basis

   0.240   —     0.195   —     0.095 

Book value per common share (2)

   14.48   14.32   12.88   12.61   11.65 

Tangible book value per common share (2) - Non-GAAP

   12.69   12.49   11.02   10.03   9.05 

Balance Sheet Data:

      

Assets

  $2,699,302  $2,764,730  $3,167,374  $1,498,258  $1,523,299 

Loans held for investment (including PPP loans)

   1,799,101   1,859,870   2,304,542   1,021,416   1,072,377 

Loans held for investment (excluding PPP loans)

   1,752,453   1,729,677   1,706,916   732,883   710,577 

Allowance for loan losses

   12,614   13,007   13,402   13,827   12,123 

Purchase accounting adjustments (discounts) on acquired loans

   16,985   16,987   18,691   1,248   1,372 

Loans held for sale

   144,111   146,985   122,453   148,209   159,925 

Securities

   379,441   276,619   293,555   120,648   123,329 

Deposits

   2,200,204   2,190,571   2,140,118   945,109   915,266 

Subordinated notes, net

   40,503   46,149   54,588   24,506   24,489 

FHLB and FRB advances

   158,972   222,502   692,789   396,650   459,611 

Total stockholders’ equity

   269,720   266,826   239,734   108,200   99,930 

Average common shares outstanding - basic (2)

   18,776   18,625   15,137   8,579   8,579 

Average common shares outstanding - diluted (2)

   18,799   18,646   15,154   8,579   8,579 

Financial Ratios:

      

Return on average assets (1)

   0.95  3.39  0.68  1.48  1.30

Operating return on average assets (1) - Non-GAAP

   1.16  3.50  1.84  1.62  1.56

Return on average equity (1)

   11.58  47.39  8.69  21.45  20.75

Operating return on average equity (1) - Non-GAAP

   11.87  49.01  23.29  23.46  24.84

Total loan to deposit ratio

   88.3  91.6  113.4  123.8  134.6

Held for investment loan to deposit ratio

   81.8  84.9  107.7  108.1  117.2

Net interest margin (1)

   3.32  3.82  3.43  3.88  3.26

Cost of deposits (1)

   0.29  0.29  0.36  0.56  0.64

Efficiency ratio

   74.0  45.7  85.2  70.9  63.4

Operating efficiency ratio - Non-GAAP

   69.8  43.8  60.0  68.8  59.1

Merger-related expenses (MRE)

   1,441   1,237   9,019   662   1,264 

Capital and Asset Quality Ratios:

      

Average stockholders’ equity to average assets

   9.7  7.1  7.9  6.9  6.3

Allowance for loan losses to loans held for investment, excluding PPP loans

   0.72  0.75  0.79  1.89  1.71

Nonperforming loans to total assets

   0.56  0.43  0.17  0.44  0.30

Nonperforming assets to total assets

   0.57  0.45  0.19  0.44  0.30


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited):

 

Tangible Common Equity:

      

Total stockholders’ equity

  $269,720  $266,826  $239,734  $108,200  $99,930 

Less: Goodwill and other intangibles, net of deferred tax liability (3)

   (33,224  (34,153  (34,556  (22,200  (22,279
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Tangible common equity (Non-GAAP)

  $236,496  $232,673  $205,178  $86,000  $77,651 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total shares outstanding (2)

   18,631   18,631   18,618   8,579   8,579 

Book value per share

  $14.48  $14.32  $12.88  $12.61  $11.65 

Tangible book value per share (Non-GAAP)

   12.69   12.49   11.02   10.03   9.05 

Tangible stockholders’ equity to tangible total assets

      

Total assets

  $2,699,302  $2,764,730  $3,167,374  $1,498,258  $1,523,299 

Less: Goodwill and other intangibles, net of deferred tax liability (3)

   (33,224  (34,153  (34,556  (22,200  (22,279
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Tangible total assets (Non-GAAP)

  $2,666,078  $2,730,577  $3,132,818  $1,476,058  $1,501,020 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Tangible common equity (Non-GAAP)

  $236,496  $232,673  $205,178  $86,000  $77,651 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Tangible stockholders’ equity to tangible total assets (Non-GAAP)

   8.9  8.5  6.5  5.8  5.2
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Operating return on average assets (annualized)

      

Net income

  $6,806  $28,642  $4,237  $5,581  $5,059 

Add: MRE, after-tax basis (ATB) (4)

   1,138   977   7,125   523   999 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Operating net income (Non-GAAP)

  $7,944  $29,619  $11,362  $6,104  $6,058 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Average assets

  $2,749,909  $3,383,015  $2,475,912  $1,510,779  $1,554,549 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Operating return on average assets (annualized) (Non-GAAP)

   1.16  3.50  1.84  1.62  1.56
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Operating return on average equity (annualized)

      

Net income

  $6,806  $28,642  $4,237  $5,581  $5,059 

Add: MRE, ATB (4)

   1,138   977   7,125   523   999 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Operating net income (Non-GAAP)

  $7,944  $29,619  $11,362  $6,104  $6,058 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Average stockholders’ equity

  $267,670  $241,731  $195,103  $104,065  $97,545 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Operating return on average equity (annualized) (Non-GAAP)

   11.87  49.01  23.29  23.46  24.84
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Operating efficiency ratio

      

Total noninterest expense

  $25,637  $30,548  $30,512  $22,312  $18,674 

Less: MRE

   1,441   1,237   9,019   662   1,264 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Noninterest expense excluding MRE (Non-GAAP)

  $24,196  $29,311  $21,493  $21,650  $17,410 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Net interest income

   21,124   30,462   20,017   14,014   11,829 

Noninterest income

   13,518   36,425   15,809   17,436   17,611 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Total of net interest income and noninterest income

   34,642   66,887   35,826   31,450   29,440 
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

Operating efficiency ratio (Non-GAAP)

   69.8  43.8  60.0  68.8  59.1
  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

(1)

Annualized.

(2)

Shares outstanding as of and for the periods stated are reflective of the 3-for-2 stock split that was effective April 30, 2021.

(3)

Excludes mortgage servicing rights.

(4)

Assumes an income tax rate of 21% and full deductibility.


Exhibit 99.2

 

LOGO  LOGO

Blue Ridge Bankshares and FVCBankcorp Provide Update to Proposed Merger

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia and FAIRFAX, Virginia – November 4, 2021 – Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (NYSEAM: BRBS) (“Blue Ridge”), the parent company of Blue Ridge Bank, National Association (“Blue Ridge Bank”), and FVCBankcorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FVCB) (“FVCB”), the parent company of FVCbank, jointly announced today an update to their previously announced business combination.

On July 14, 2021, Blue Ridge and FVCB announced they had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Merger”). The Merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and approval from the shareholders of both companies. The companies have been working diligently on regulatory applications, registration and shareholder meeting materials and integration planning needed to create a $5.0 billion franchise across Virginia.

During this time, Blue Ridge also has learned that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) identified certain regulatory concerns with Blue Ridge Bank that could impact the application process and timing of the Merger. Blue Ridge Bank has already commenced an initiative intended to fully address the OCC’s concerns.

Blue Ridge and FVCB intend to file the regulatory applications for approval of the Merger as soon as practicable, and a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the same time.

“While we have additional work to do, we believe the OCC’s concerns are ones that we can solve in a timely fashion, and do not materially impact the strategic rationale of the Merger,” said Brian K. Plum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge. “We are considering various alternatives to proceed with regulatory applications and shareholder meetings, and to close the Merger as expediently as possible, and currently anticipate that it will close in the second or third quarter of 2022.”

“We strongly believe that this transformational partnership remains strategically and financially attractive,” said David W. Pijor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FVCB. “For all of the reasons that we’ve discussed previously, this is a highly compelling transaction for both companies, and we are committed to seeing it through to completion. We also know how committed Blue Ridge Bank’s management team is to resolving any concerns raised by its regulators.”


About Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. is the holding company for Blue Ridge Bank, National Association. Blue Ridge, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, payroll, insurance, card payments, wholesale and retail mortgage lending, and government-guaranteed lending. Blue Ridge also provides investment and wealth management services and management services for personal and corporate trusts, including estate planning, and trust administration. Visit www.mybrb.com for more information.

About FVCB

FVCBankcorp, Inc. is the holding company for FVCbank, a wholly-owned subsidiary that commenced operations in November 2007. FVCbank is a $2.00 billion asset-sized Virginia-chartered community bank serving the banking needs of commercial businesses, nonprofit organizations, professional service entities, their owners and employees located in the greater Baltimore and Washington D.C., metropolitan areas. FVCbank is based in Fairfax, Virginia, and has 10 full-service offices in Arlington, Fairfax, Manassas, Reston and Springfield, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore, Bethesda, and Rockville, Maryland.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the financial condition, results of operations, business plans and future performance of Blue Ridge and FVCB, including, but not limited to statements about the benefits of the Merger, including future financial and operating results, cost savings, enhancements to revenue and accretion to reported earnings that may be realized from the Merger. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “targets,” “designed,” “could,” “may,” “should,” “will” or other similar words and expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Blue Ridge’s and FVCB’s current expectations and assumptions regarding Blue Ridge’s and FVCB’s businesses, the economy, and other future conditions.

Because forward-looking statements relate to future results and occurrences, they are subject to inherent risks, uncertainties, changes in circumstances and other factors that are difficult to predict. Many possible events or factors could affect Blue Ridge’s and/or FVCB’s future financial results and performance and could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Blue Ridge and/or FVCB to differ materially from any anticipated results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, (1) the risk that the cost savings, any revenue synergies and other anticipated benefits of the proposed Merger may not be realized or may take longer than anticipated to be realized, including as a result of the impact of, or problems arising from, delays in closing the proposed Merger, the integration of the two companies or as a result of the condition of the economy and competitive factors in areas where Blue Ridge and FVCB do business, (2) deposit attrition, operating costs, customer losses and other disruptions to the parties’ businesses as a result of the announcement and pendency of the proposed Merger, and diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities, (3) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the right of one or both of the parties to terminate the definitive merger agreement between Blue Ridge and FVCB, (4) the risk that the integration of Blue Ridge’s and FVCB’s operations will be materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected or that Blue Ridge and FVCB are otherwise unable to


successfully integrate their businesses, (5) the failure to obtain the necessary approvals of the shareholders of Blue Ridge and/or FVCB, (6) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Blue Ridge and/or FVCB, (7) the failure to obtain required governmental approvals (and the risk that such approvals may result in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the proposed transaction) in a timely fashion or at all, (8) reputational risk and potential adverse reactions of Blue Ridge’s and/or FVCB’s customers, suppliers, employees or other business partners, including those resulting from the announcement or completion of the proposed Merger, (9) the failure of any of the closing conditions in the definitive merger agreement to be satisfied on a timely basis or at all, (10) delays in closing the proposed Merger, (11) the possibility that the proposed Merger may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of delays in closing the proposed Merger or unexpected factors or events, (12) the dilution caused by Blue Ridge’s issuance of additional shares of its capital stock in connection with the proposed Merger, (13) general competitive, economic, political and market conditions, (14) other factors that may affect future results of FVCB and/or Blue Ridge including changes in asset quality and credit risk, the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth, changes in interest rates and capital markets, inflation, customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices, the impact, extent and timing of technological changes, capital management activities, and supervisory and other actions of bank regulatory agencies and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms, and (15) the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Blue Ridge’s and/or FVCB’s businesses, the ability to complete the proposed Merger and/or any of the other foregoing risks.

Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, each of Blue Ridge and FVCB disclaims any obligation to update such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments. Further information regarding Blue Ridge, FVCB and factors which could affect the forward-looking statements contained herein can be found in Blue Ridge’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and in FVCB’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021, and its other filings with the SEC.

Important Information about the Merger and Where to Find It

Blue Ridge intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC to register the shares of Blue Ridge’s capital stock that will be issued to FVCB’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. The registration statement will include a joint proxy statement of Blue Ridge and FVCB that also constitutes a prospectus of Blue Ridge. The definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to the shareholders of Blue Ridge and FVCB seeking their approval of the proposed Merger.

INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4 AND THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS INCLUDED WITHIN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4 WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE (AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS) BECAUSE SUCH DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BLUE RIDGE, FVCB, THE PROPOSED MERGER AND RELATED MATTERS.


Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents, once they are filed, and other documents filed with the SEC by Blue Ridge or FVCB through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Investors and security holders will also be able to obtain these documents, once they are filed, free of charge, by requesting them in writing from Brian K. Plum, Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., 17 West Main Street, Luray, Virginia 22835, or by telephone at (540) 743-6521, or from David W. Pijor, FVCBankcorp, Inc., 11325 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, or by telephone at (703) 436-3800.

This release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or proxy in favor of the Merger, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Participants in Solicitation

Blue Ridge, FVCB, and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of each of Blue Ridge and FVCB in connection with the proposed Merger under the rules of the SEC. Certain information regarding the interests of the directors and executive officers of Blue Ridge and FVCB and other persons who may be deemed participants in the solicitation of the shareholders of Blue Ridge or of FVCB in connection with the proposed Merger and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be included in the joint proxy statement/prospectus related to the proposed Merger, which will be filed with the SEC. Additional information about Blue Ridge, the directors and executive officers of Blue Ridge and their ownership of Blue Ridge common stock can also be found in Blue Ridge’s definitive proxy statement in connection with its 2021 annual meeting of shareholders, as filed with the SEC on April 30, 2021, and other documents subsequently filed by Blue Ridge with the SEC. Additional information about FVCB, the directors and executive officers of FVCB and their ownership of FVCB common stock can also be found in FVCB’s definitive proxy statement in connection with its 2021 annual meeting of shareholders, as filed with the SEC on April 8, 2021, and other documents subsequently filed by FVCB with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources described above.

Blue Ridge Contact Information

Brian K. Plum

President and Chief Executive Officer

(540) 743-6521

FVCB Contact Information

David W. Pijor

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

(703) 436-3800