Hawthorn Bancshares Announces Cash and Stock Dividend

  Hawthorn Bancshares Announces Cash and Stock Dividend

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- May 09, 2013

Hawthorn Bancshares of Jefferson City, MO (NASDAQ: HWBK) announced today that
its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per common
share, payable July 1, 2013 to common shareholders of record at the close of
business on June 15, 2013. The current cash dividend rate is consistent with
the prior quarter. The Board also approved a special stock dividend of 4%
payable July 1, 2013 to common shareholders of record at the close of business
on June 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 with locations in Lee's Summit, Springfield, Branson, Independence,
Raymore, Columbia, Clinton, Windsor, Collins, Osceola, Warsaw, Belton, Drexel,
Harrisonville, California and St. Robert, Missouri.

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