State Bank and Trust Company Creates Insurance Division With Acquisition

ATLANTA and MACON, Ga., March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- State Bank and Trust Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of State Bank Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:STBZ), announced today that it has launched an insurance division to offer State Bank customers a full range of personal and commercial insurance products. State Bank enters the insurance business through the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Boyett Agency, LLC, a privately owned, 61-year-old independent insurance agency based in Dalton, Georgia. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"This acquisition delivers more than 40 top-rated carrier relationships to State Bank, providing the bank a solid opportunity to build deeper client relationships and continue to diversify the bank's income stream," said State Bank and Trust CEO Tom Wiley.

"There is a natural synergy with our growing homebuilder finance and mortgage lending groups, where the bank will be equipped to offer a full suite of insurance products with greater convenience, value and service."

The addition of Boyett Agency's assets is not expected to have a material impact on State Bank's noninterest income in the near future. "We look forward to leveraging the agency's carrier relationships by providing our significant customer base a full line of insurance solutions," Wiley added.

About State Bank Financial Corporation

State Bank Financial Corporation is an Atlanta-based bank holding company for State Bank and Trust Company and First Bank of Georgia. State Bank operates 21 banking offices in Metro Atlanta and Middle Georgia. First Bank of Georgia operates seven banking offices and four mortgage origination offices in the Augusta and Savannah, Georgia MSAs.

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