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Independent Bank Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Houston City Bancshares, Inc.

MCKINNEY, Texas, Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Independent Bank Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IBTX), the holding company for Independent Bank, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Houston City Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, Houston Community Bank, N.A., Houston, Texas. As of June 30, 2014, Houston Community Bank reported total assets of $320 million, total deposits of $291 million, and total equity capital of $28.3 million. Houston Community Bank is a full service commercial bank with six offices in the Houston area.

Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Independent Bank Group issued approximately 637,883 shares of Independent Bank Group common stock and paid approximately $16.8 million in cash for the outstanding shares of Houston City Bancshares common stock.

About Independent Bank Group

Independent Bank Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Bank, provides a wide range of relationship-driven commercial banking products and services tailored to meet the needs of businesses, professionals and individuals. Independent Bank Group operates 35 banking offices in three market regions located in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston, Texas areas.

In connection with the acquisition of Houston City Bancshares, Independent Bank Group filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission registration statements on Form S-4 to register the shares of Independent Bank Group's common stock issued to the shareholders of Houston City Bancshares. The registration statement includes a proxy statement/prospectus which was sent to the shareholders of Houston City Bancshares seeking their approval of the transaction.

WE URGE INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENTS ON FORM S-4, THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS INCLUDED WITHIN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENTS ON FORM S-4 AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT INDEPENDENT BANK GROUP AND HOUSTON CITY BANCSHARES AND THE TRANSACTION.

Investors and security holders may obtain copies of these documents free of charge through the website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov or from Independent Bank Group at its website, www.ibtx.com. Documents filed with the SEC by Independent Bank Group will be available free of charge by directing a request by telephone or mail to Independent Bank Group, Inc., 1600 Redbud Blvd., Suite 400, McKinney, Texas 75069, 972-562-9004.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the securities laws that are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about Independent Bank Group and its subsidiaries. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of Independent Bank Group's control that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to whether Independent Bank Group can: successfully identify acquisition targets and integrate the businesses of acquired companies and banks; continue to sustain its current internal growth rate or total growth rate; provide products and services that appeal to its customers; continue to have access to debt and equity capital markets; and achieve its sales objectives. Other risks include, but are not limited to: the trading price of Independent Bank Group common stock; the possibility that credit quality could deteriorate; actions of competitors; changes in laws and regulations (including changes in governmental interpretations of regulations and changes in accounting standards); a deterioration or downgrade in the credit quality and credit agency ratings of the securities in Independent Bank Group's securities portfolio; customer and consumer demand, including customer and consumer response to marketing; effectiveness of spending, investments or programs; economic conditions, including current rate fluctuations and interest rate fluctuations; and weather. These and various other factors are discussed in Independent Bank Group's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2014, and June 30, 2014, and other reports and statements that Independent Bank Group has filed with the SEC.

CONTACT: Analysts/Investors: Torry Berntsen President and Chief Operating Officer (972) 562-9004 tberntsen@ibtx.com Michelle Hickox Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (972) 562-9004 mhickox@ibtx.com Media: Eileen Ponce Marketing Director (469) 301-2706 eponce@ibtx.comSource:Independent Bank Group, Inc.