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