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StoneCastle Financial Corp. Increases Credit Facility

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StoneCastle Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:BANX) ("StoneCastle Financial" or the "Company"), an investment company registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), announced today it has closed an additional $25 million revolving credit facility (the "Facility") for a total Facility of $70 million.

The Facility closed on January 16, 2015 and has a stated maturity date of June 2019. The Facility was led by Texas Capital Bank, headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

The Facility will be secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company. "The use of proceeds will facilitate StoneCastle Financial's continued investment in attractive community banks," said Joshua Siegel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

About StoneCastle Financial Corp.

StoneCastle Financial is an SEC registered non-diversified, closed-end investment company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BANX." StoneCastle Financial intends to make long-term, passive, non-control investments in community banks seeking capital for organic growth, acquisitions, share repurchases and other refinancing activities. Its investment objective is to provide current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation. StoneCastle Financial is managed by StoneCastle Asset Management LLC.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are not historical facts and are forward-looking statements based on current management expectations involving substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Actual future results may differ significantly from those stated in any forward-looking statement, depending on factors such as changes in securities or financial markets or general economic conditions, the volume of sales and purchases of shares of common stock, the continuation of investment advisory, administrative and service contracts, and other risks discussed from time to time in StoneCastle Financial's filings with the SEC.

CONTACT: Investor Contact Julie Muraco 347-887-0324

Source:StoneCastle Financial Corp.