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United Bankshares Declares Second Quarter Dividend

  United Bankshares Declares Second Quarter Dividend

Business Wire

WASHINGTON & CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- May 21, 2013

United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), today announced that its Board of
Directors declared a second quarter dividend of $0.31 per share for
shareholders of record as of June 14, 2013.

The dividend payout of approximately $15.6 million on 50.3 million shares is
payable July 1, 2013. The annualized 2013 dividend of $1.24 equates to a yield
of approximately 5% based on recent UBSI market prices. United has increased
its dividend to shareholders for 39 consecutive years.

United Bankshares, with $8.3 billion in assets, has 115 full-service offices
in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
United Bankshares stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
quotation symbol "UBSI."

                               www.ubsi-inc.com

Contact:

United Bankshares, Inc.
Steven E. Wilson, 800-445-1347 ext. 8704
Chief Financial Officer