United Security Bancshares Declares Stock Dividend

              United Security Bancshares Declares Stock Dividend

PR Newswire

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Dennis R. Woods, President and
Chief Executive Officer of United Security Bancshares,
(http://www.unitedsecuritybank.com/) (Nasdaq: UBFO), reported that the Board
of Directors of United Security Bancshares declared a 4th quarter 2012 stock
dividend of one percent (1%) on December 18, 2012. The stock dividend will be
paid to shareholders of record on January 11, 2013 and the dividend shares
will be issued on January 23, 2013.

This marks the 17th consecutive quarterly stock dividend since initiated in
2008. Capital preservation remains a significant focus of the Bank's Directors
in consideration of the Basel III capital standards likely to be
adopted.Stock dividends preserve capital compared with cash dividends which
reduce capital.

SOURCE United Security Bancshares

Website: http://www.unitedsecuritybank.com
Contact: Dennis R. Woods, President and Chief Executive Officer of United
Security Bank, +1-559-248-4928
 
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