SB Financial Group, Inc. Selects Lambert, Edwards & Associates as IR Firm of Record

DEFIANCE, Ohio, October 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SB Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBFG) ("SB Financial" or the "Company"), a diversified financial services company providing full-service community banking, wealth management and item processing services, announced today that they have selected Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), a nationally-recognized investor relations and public relations firm, to provide investor relations counsel and services.

Mark A. Klein, President and CEO of SB Financial Group and State Bank, stated, "We are excited to partner with LE&A. Their team of investor relations and financial communications experts will help SB Financial leverage its recent rebranding initiatives, enhance our strategic communications, target and engage the investment community, and build-out our shareholder base."

LE&A will develop and implement strategies for elevating SBFG's profile and support its investor outreach objectives at the state, regional and national levels. The firm will provide a wide array of services, including market intelligence, program development, outreach, and other means of delivering SB Financial's story to the financial marketplace and other pertinent audiences.

"SB Financial's story presents a compelling and unique investment opportunity, and fits well with our deep experience in the small- and mid-cap arenas," said Bob Burton, LE&A Managing Director and head of the firm's Financial Communications practice. "We look forward to establishing a proactive investor relations program that will provide SB Financial with a solid foundation to meet their long-term capital markets objectives."

About SB Financial Group

Based in Defiance, Ohio, SB Financial Group, Inc. is a financial services holding company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: The State Bank and Trust Company (State Bank) and RDSI Banking Systems (RDSI). State Bank operates through 17 banking centers in seven Northwestern Ohio counties, one center in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and three loan production offices: two in Columbus, Ohio and one in Angola, Indiana. State Bank offers a full range of financial services for consumers and small businesses, including wealth management, mortgage banking, commercial and agricultural lending. RDSI provides item processing services to community banks located in the Midwest. The Company's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SBFG.

About Lambert, Edwards & Associates

LE&A ( is a top-15 investor relations firm nationally and a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm with clients based in 20 states and five countries. Named the 2013 Financial Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter, LE&A has won numerous awards for its integrated investor relations and public relations, including the Silver Anvil for Small-Cap IR Campaign of the Year and the Bulldog "Best Integration of PR and IR." LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands in five primary practice areas: Automotive, Consumer, Financial Communications, Health Care and Public Affairs. Follow us on Twitter: @LambertEdwards or public company news @news_cap.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements within this document, which are not statements of historical fact, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those predicted by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties inherent in the national and regional banking, insurance and mortgage industries, competitive factors specific to markets in which SB Financial Group and its subsidiaries operate, future interest rate levels, legislative and regulatory actions, capital market conditions, general economic conditions, geopolitical events, the loss of key personnel and other factors. Additional factors that could cause results to differ from those described above can be found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and documents subsequently filed by SB Financial Group with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and SB Financial Group undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made except as required by law. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to SB Financial Group or any person acting on its behalf are qualified by these cautionary statements.

CONTACT: Investor Contact Information: Anthony V. Cosentino Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 419.785.3663 Tony.Cosentino@YourStateBank.comSource:SB Financial Group