Carriage Services Expands In Oklahoma With Acquisition Of Havenbrook Funeral Home

 Carriage Services Expands In Oklahoma With Acquisition Of Havenbrook Funeral

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Dec. 28, 2012

HOUSTON, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) is
pleased to announce today the acquisition of Havenbrook Funeral Home in
Norman, Oklahoma. Havenbrook is the leading funeral service business in this
growing traditional market, serving over 320 client families annually.
Moreover, Havenbrook will operate in tandem with Moore Funeral and Cremation
in nearby Moore, Oklahoma, another Carriage business operating in the south
Oklahoma City market. Founded in 1995 by Jeannie Roberts and family, the Vice
family assumed ownership of Havenbrook in 2010, initiated a complete
renovation of the funeral home and continued to grow the business by providing
the highest quality of personalized services to client families in the Norman
community. Chad Vice, along with wife Jennifer, brother Shane, and their
mother Barbara will all remain involved in the business. Chad will serve as
the Managing Partner of both Havenbrook and Moore Funeral and Cremation and
will join Carriage's Central Region Standards Council, a prestigious group of
the best funeral service leaders and operators from within Carriage's
portfolio of premier businesses.

Mel Payne, Chairman and CEO of Carriage, stated, "We are extremely honored and
excited about our affiliation with Havenbrook Funeral Home and the Vice
family, which is consistent with our growth strategy of affiliating with the
best remaining independent businesses in a select number of strong demographic
markets. We have known Chad and his family for many years, and now with our
comprehensive back office support services, his entrepreneurial leadership and
heavy family involvement in the community will be a catalyst for accelerated
market share growth in the Norman and Moore markets."

Carriage Services is a leading provider of death care services and merchandise
in the United States. Carriage operates 167 funeral homes in 26 states and 33
cemeteries in 12 states.

Certain statements made herein or elsewhere by, or on behalf of, the Company
that are not historical facts are intended to be forward-looking statements
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These
statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable;
however, many important factors, as discussed under "Forward-Looking
Statements and Cautionary Statements" in the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, could cause the Company's results
in the future to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made
herein and in any other documents or oral presentations made by, or on behalf
of, the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to update or publicly
release any revisions to forward-looking statements made herein or any other
forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. A copy of
the Company's Form 10-K, and other Carriage Services information and news
releases, are available at

SOURCE Carriage Services, Inc.

Contact: Bill Heiligbrodt, Carriage Services, Inc., +1-713-332-8400; or
Investors: Alexandra Tramont/Matt Steinberg, FTI Consulting, Inc.,
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