Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

JEFFERSON, La., Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
(Nasdaq: STEI) reported today that its Board of Directors has declared its
regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.045 per share. This dividend is payable
on October 30, 2013 to holders of record of Class A and Class B Common Stock
as of the close of business on October 16, 2013.

Founded in 1910, Stewart Enterprises, Inc. is the second largest provider of
products and services in the death care industry in the United States,
currently owning and operating 217 funeral homes and 141 cemeteries. Through
its subsidiaries, the Company provides a complete range of funeral and
cremation merchandise and services, along with cemetery property, merchandise
and services, both at the time of need and on a preneed basis.

CONTACT: Lewis J. Derbes, Jr.
         Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
         1333 S. Clearview Parkway
         Jefferson, LA 70121
         504-729-1400

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