Photo Release -- SB Financial Group, Inc. Welcomes William G. Martin as New Director

William G. Martin

DEFIANCE, Ohio, Feb. 24, 2014 (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 the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Governance and Nominating Committee, appointed William G. Martin to serve as an independent Director on the Board of Directors of the Company and The State Bank and Trust Company ("State Bank"). Mr. Martin's term as a Director will expire at the annual meeting of shareholders in 2016.

William G. Martin

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Mark A. Klein, President and CEO of SB Financial and State Bank, stated, "We are pleased that Bill will be joining both of our corporate boards. He brings over 26 years experience in finance and has exceptional leadership skills. Bill is also very active within his community, serving most recently on our Williams County Advisory Board. Speaking on behalf of our entire organization, we welcome him to our boards."

Mr. Martin has been employed by Spangler Candy Company, a family-owned private candy making company headquartered in Bryan, Ohio for the past 15 years and is currently serving as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Martin graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993 (currently Inactive Permit). Martin began his career with a "Big 8" accounting firm in Toledo, Ohio and he was also a vice president/controller of a furniture company in Greensboro, NC.

Mr. Martin has been very active in a variety of civic and business activities, including serving as a director on State Bank's Williams County Advisory Board since 2009. He is Treasurer of the Bryan Athletic Boosters and a board member of the Bryan Area Foundation while also serving on its Investment and Nominating Committees. Martin was also Chairman of the recent successful Bryan Schools bond issue committee which earned him "2013 Business Person of the Year" by the Bryan Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Martin resides in Bryan with his wife Donna and four children.

About SB Financial Group, Inc.

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

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