Carriage Services Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

              Carriage Services Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2013

HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE:CSV)
today announced that its Board of Directors on January 29, 2013 declared the
quarterly dividend of 2.5¢ per share payable on March 1, 2013 to common share
record holders as of February 13, 2013. The Company also has a dividend
reinvestment program that is available so that shareholders may elect to
reinvest their dividends into additional shares of the Company's common stock.

Carriage Servicesis a leading provider of deathcare services and merchandise
intheUnited 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 and Form
10-K for the year endedDecember 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 otherCarriage Servicesinformation and news
releases, are available

SOURCE Carriage Services, Inc.

Contact: Bill Heiligbrodt, Carriage Services, Inc., 713-332-8400, Investors:
Alexandra Tramont/Matt Steinberg, FTI Consulting, Inc., (212) 850-5600
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