Britton & Koontz Declares Quarterly Dividend

                 Britton & Koontz Declares Quarterly Dividend

  PR Newswire

  NATCHEZ, Miss., May 17, 2011

NATCHEZ, Miss., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Britton
& Koontz Capital Corporation ( Nasdaq: BKBK, "the Company") on May 17, 2011,
declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share to shareholders of
record as of May 31, 2011, and payable June 15, 2011.

Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation, headquartered in Natchez, Mississippi,
is the parent company of Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A. which operates three full
service offices in Natchez, two in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and three in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana and a loan production office in Central, Louisiana. As of
March 31, 2011, the Company reported assets of $382.0 million and equity of
$39.7 million. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol BKBK
and the transfer agent is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Total
shares outstanding at May 1, 2011, were 2,142,466.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains statements regarding the projected performance of
Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries. These statements
constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act. Actual results may differ materially from
the projections provided in this release since such projections involve
significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Factors that might
cause such differences include, but are not limited to: competitive pressures
among financial institutions increasing significantly; economic conditions,
either nationally or locally, in areas in which the Company conducts
operations being less favorable than expected; and legislation or regulatory
changes which adversely affect the ability of the combined Company to conduct
business combinations or new operations. The Company 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. 

SOURCE Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation

Contact: W. Page Ogden, President & CEO, or William M. Salters, Treasurer &
CFO, +1-601-445-5576, +1-601-445-2481 Fax,
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