StoneCastle Financial Corp (BANX) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, April 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

StoneCastle Financial Corp (Nasdaq:BANX) is a closed end management investment company dedicated to investing in community banks, an industry critical to the health of the U.S. economy as nearly 60% of the nation's total small business loans made by banks, originate from community banks. The executives of StoneCastle will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Joshua Siegel, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer and George Shilowitz, President will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

StoneCastle Financial Corp Contact:

Brian Ruby
(203) 682-8268
bruby@icrinc.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

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About StoneCastle Financial Corp (BANX)

StoneCastle Financial Corp. ("StoneCastle Financial") is an investment company established to serve as an investor in community banks seeking capital for organic growth, acquisitions, share repurchases and other refinancing activities. With the experience and knowledge gained from its senior management team, StoneCastle Financial was formed to provide investors with exposure to community banks. StoneCastle Financial is focused on investing its capital in long-term, passive, non-control investments and is proud to expand access to capital for publicly traded and privately-held community banking institutions across the country. StoneCastle Financial is managed by StoneCastle Asset Management LLC. StoneCastle Financial's investment objective is to provide current income, and to a lesser extent capital appreciation, through preferred equity, subordinated debt and common equity investments in U.S. domiciled community banks. StoneCastle Financial is an SEC registered closed-end investment company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BANX". Shares of closed-end investment companies may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) their net asset value. There is no assurance that StoneCastle Financial will achieve its investment objective. StoneCastle Financial is subject to numerous risks, including investment risks. Shares of StoneCastle Financial may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully the StoneCastle Financial's investment objective, risks, charges and expenses. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Learn more at www.stonecastle-financial.com.

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