National Bankshares, Inc. Announces Promotion of Lora Jones to Corporate Analysis Officer

Blacksburg, Virginia, August 23, 2011 – James G. Rakes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bankshares, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Lora Jones to Corporate Analysis Officer.

Mrs. Jones is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Virginia Tech where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Information Systems. She joined National Bankshares, Inc. in 2010 as a Corporate Analyst. Prior to joining Bankshares, Mrs. Jones was a Supervisory Senior Accountant at Yount, Hyde, and Barbour, P.C. in Winchester, Virginia.

“We are delighted to offer this promotion to Lora,” said Chairman Rakes. “We feel very fortunate to have someone with Lora’s talent, experience and credentials on our team. She has already made many valuable contributions to our company and we look forward to many more.”

National Bankshares, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, with total assets of approximately $1.03 billion.  It is the parent company of National Bank, a 120 year-old community bank with 25 offices throughout Southwest Virginia.  Additional information is available on the Company’s web site at