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Athens Bancshares Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Athens Bancshares Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

ATHENS, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athens Bancshares Corporation
(Nasdaq:AFCB) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a
quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per outstanding share of common stock. The
dividend will be paid on or about February 15, 2013 to stockholders of record
as of the close of business on January 31, 2013.

Athens Bancshares Corporation is the parent holding company of Athens Federal
Community Bank, a federally-chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank organized in
1934. The Bank is headquartered in Athens, Tennessee and provides financial
services to individuals, families and businesses through its seven offices
located in southeast Tennessee.

CONTACT: Jeffrey L. Cunningham
         President and Chief Executive Officer
         (423) 745-1111

Michael R. Hutsell