Press Release

Katrina Assistance: NADA Provides Gift Cards to Affected Auto Dealers Via Cardinal Bank


NADA Cardinal BankMcLean, Va., Sept. 23, 2005 — To assist automobile dealership employees affected by Hurricane Katrina, the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADCF) is providing free gift cards through Cardinal Bank. 

"Our goal is to help affected dealers and their employees get back on their feet as soon as possible, and these cards are one more important step toward that goal," said Jack Kain, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). 

The cards will be made available by the NADCF to dealers impacted by Katrina in denominations of $500 - $1,500, based on level of need.     

"We applaud NADA’s generous support of its member dealerships and their employees in the Gulf States," said Cardinal Financial Chairman, President and CEO Bernard H. Clineburg.  "We are particularly pleased to be able to help in any way we can."

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The National Automobile Dealers Association, founded in 1917 and based in McLean, VA, represents approximately 20,000 new car and truck dealers holding nearly 43,000 separate franchises, domestic and international. Click here for more information on NADA and its programs, including the Emergency Relief Fund of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation.

Cardinal Financial Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA.  On June 30, 2005, Cardinal Financial Corporation had assets of $1.47 billion. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cardinal Bank, the Company serves Northern Virginia with 20 conveniently located banking offices in Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Clifton, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fredericksburg, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas, McLean, Purcellville, Reston, Stafford, Sterling, Sterling Park and two locations in both Woodbridge and Tysons Corner. Cardinal also operates three other subsidiaries: a residential mortgage lending company, George Mason Mortgage, LLC, based in Fairfax, with eight offices throughout the Washington Metropolitan region; a full-service investment services company, Cardinal Wealth Services, Inc.; and an asset management company, Wilson Bennett Capital Management, Inc. The company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ (CFNL) and its website is


Jeff Beddow
(703) 821-7121

David Hyatt
(703) 821-7120

Cardinal Bank:
Bernard H. Clineburg
(703) 584-3400