Exhibit 99.1

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Union Bankshares Corporation and Xenith Bankshares, Inc. Announce Regulatory Approval for Proposed Merger

Richmond, Va., October 17, 2017 - Union Bankshares Corporation (“Union” or the “Company”) and Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (“Xenith”) jointly announced the receipt of regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to move forward with the proposed merger of Xenith into Union. The proposed merger remains subject to approval by shareholders of Union and Xenith.

“We are pleased to have received all of the regulatory approvals needed to proceed with the acquisition and remain on track to close the transaction in early January 2018,” said John C. Asbury, President and CEO of Union.

ABOUT UNION BANKSHARES CORPORATION
Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: UBSH), is the holding company for Union Bank & Trust, which has 111 branches and approximately 173 ATMs throughout Virginia. Non-bank affiliates of the holding company include: Union Mortgage Group, Inc., which provides a full line of mortgage products; Union Insurance Group, LLC, which offers various lines of insurance products; and Old Dominion Capital Management, Inc., which provides investment advisory services.

Additional information on the Company is available at http://investors.bankatunion.com.

About Xenith Bankshares, Inc.
Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: XBKS) is the holding company for Xenith Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Xenith Bank specifically targets the banking needs of middle market and small businesses, local real estate developers and investors, and retail banking clients. XBKS also offers marine finance floorplan and end-user products through its Shore Premier Finance division. Xenith Bank’s regional area of operations spans from greater Baltimore, Maryland to Raleigh and eastern North Carolina, complementing its significant presence in Greater Washington, D.C., Greater Richmond, Virginia, Greater Hampton Roads, Virginia and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. Xenith Bank has 40 full-service branches and two loan production offices located across these areas with its headquarters centrally located in Richmond.

Additional information about Xenith and its subsidiaries can be found at www.xenithbank.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements

        

The following information was filed by Union Bankshares Corp (UBSH) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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