Cardinal Financial Corp., a two-year-old bank holding company in Fairfax, Va., has announced its first-ever acquisition.

Cardinal, which has $97 million of assets, said it would buy Heritage Bancorp in nearby McLean for $13.9 million of cash and stock. Heritage, founded in 1987, would be renamed Cardinal Bank-Potomac and join the roster of Cardinal subsidiary banks in Fairfax, Manassas, and Herndon.

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