Hawthorn Bancshares Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 Per Common Share

  Hawthorn Bancshares Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 Per Common Share

Business Wire

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- February 14, 2013

Hawthorn Bancshares of Jefferson City, MO (NASDAQ: HWBK) announced today that
its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per
common share, payable April 1, 2013 to common shareholders of record at the
close of business on March 15, 2013.

About Hawthorn Bancshares

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc., a financial-bank holding company headquartered in
Jefferson City, Missouri, is the parent company of Hawthorn Bank of Jefferson
City, Missouri with locations in the Missouri communities of Lee's Summit,
Springfield, Branson, Independence, Raymore, Columbia, Clinton, Windsor,
Collins, Osceola, Warsaw, Belton, Drexel, Harrisonville, California and St.
Robert.

Statements made in this press release that suggest Hawthorn Bancshares' or
management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, or predictions of the
future include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E
of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to
note that actual results could differ materially from those projected in such
forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such
forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the company's
quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.

Contact:

Hawthorn Bancshares
Kathleen Bruegenhemke, 573-761-6100
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
FAX: 573-761-6272
www.HawthornBancshares.com
 
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