United Security Bancshares Declares Stock Dividend

              United Security Bancshares Declares Stock Dividend

PR Newswire

FRESNO, Calif., March 28, 2013

FRESNO, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dennis R. Woods, President and
Chief Executive Officer of United Security Bancshares,
(http://www.unitedsecuritybank.com/) (Nasdaq: UBFO), reported that the Board
of Directors of United Security Bancshares declared a 4th quarter 2012 stock
dividend of one percent (1%) on March 26, 2013. The stock dividend will be
paid to shareholders of record on April 12, 2013 and the dividend shares will
be issued on April 24, 2013.

This marks the 18th consecutive quarterly stock dividend since initiated in
2008. Capital preservation remains a significant focus of the Bank's
Directors in consideration of the Basel III capital standards likely to be
adopted. Stock dividends preserve capital compared with cash dividends which
reduce capital.



SOURCE United Security Bancshares

Website: http://www.unitedsecuritybank.com
Contact: Dennis R. Woods, President and Chief Executive Officer of United
Security Bank, +1-559-248-4928