State Bank Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

State Bank Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of State
Bank Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:STBZ) today declared a quarterly dividend
of $.03 per common share. The dividend will be paid on March 19, 2013 to the
common stock shareholders of record as of March 11, 2013.

About State Bank Financial Corporation and State Bank and Trust Company

State Bank Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:STBZ) is the holding company for
State Bank and Trust Company, one of Georgia's best-capitalized banks, with
approximately $2.68 billion in assets as of December 31, 2012. State Bank has
locations in Metro Atlanta and Middle Georgia. State Bank Financial
Corporation is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and State Bank and Trust
Company is headquartered in Macon, Georgia.

State Bank was named the best performing community bank in the United States
for 2011 by SNL Financial LC for banks between $500 million and $5 billion in
assets. State Bank was also ranked fourth among the 195 banks in the $1
billion-to-$5 billion-asset category of Bank Director magazine's 2012 Bank
Performance Scorecard, a ranking of U.S. publicly traded banks and thrifts
based on 2011 calendar-year financials.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         David Rubinger 404.502.1240 /
         Investor Relations Contact:
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