Capital Bank Financial Corp. Hires Vincent M. Lichtenberger as General Counsel

Capital Bank Financial Corp. Hires Vincent M. Lichtenberger as General Counsel

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Bank Financial
Corp. (Nasdaq:CBF) today announced that Vincent M. Lichtenberger has joined
the Company as General Counsel.

Commenting on the announcement, Gene Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Capital Bank, said, "Vince Lichtenberger brings 22 years of
in-depth legal expertise to Capital Bank, which includes extensive experience
in senior legal positions with publicly held companies, as well as positions
with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in private practice. In these
positions, he has been responsible for legal matters related to securities,
compliance, corporate governance, finance, contracts, real estate, employment,
litigation and others that are relevant to our needs as a growing public
company.We welcome Vince to our team and are confident of his ability to
contribute to our long-term success."

Mr. Lichtenberger joins Capital Bank from Swisher Hygiene Inc., a
Nasdaq-listed company, where he served as Senior Vice President, General
Counsel and Secretary.From 2006 to mid-2012, he was Senior Counsel and
Assistant Secretary for Goodrich Corporation, an aerospace manufacturer, where
he was responsible for Goodrich's corporate governance and public company
compliance as well as legal counsel for various transactions. Prior to
Goodrich, Mr.Lichtenberger was Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant
Secretary for BorgWarner Inc. Mr. Lichtenberger also worked for several years
as Senior Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He received his
JD degree from Boston College Law School and a BA degree in Economics from
Columbia University.

Forward Looking Statements

Information in this press release contains forward-looking statements that are
only predictions and involve estimates, known and unknown risks, assumptions
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed in them. The Company's actual results could differ materially
from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of
several factors, including factors more fully described under the caption
"Risk Factors" in the prospectus filed by us on September 21, 2012, and in the
Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any
forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and
the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the
statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About Capital Bank Financial Corp.

Capital Bank Financial Corp. is a national bank holding company, formed in
2009 to create a premier regional banking franchise in the southeastern United
States. CBF is the parent of Capital Bank N.A., a national banking association
with approximately $7.5 billion in total assets and 165 full-service banking
offices throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and
Virginia.To learn more about Capital Bank, N.A., please visit
www.capitalbank-us.com.

CONTACT: Ken Posner
         Chief of Investment Analytics
         Phone: (704) 554-5901
         E-mail: kposner@capitalbank-us.com
 
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