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Capital Bank Financial Corp. Reports Early Redemption of CVRs and Increased Stock Repurchase Authorization

CORAL GABLES, Fla., March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Bank Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:CBF) (the "Company") today announced the early redemption of the contingent value rights ("CVR") issued to former shareholders of Southern Community Financial Corporation when it was acquired by the Company on October 1, 2012. The Company will redeem all of these CVRs on or before March 31, 2015 at a price of $1.00 per CVR with each CVR holder who delivered a consent prior to the March 13, 2015 expiration date receiving an additional payment of $0.03 per CVR. As a majority of the CVRs outstanding prior to the expiration date consented, the Company amended the terms of the CVR Agreement to permit the redemption of the remaining CVRs (including CVRs of non-consenting holders) at any time prior to March 31, 2015 at $1.00 per CVR.

Additionally, the Company announced that its Board of Directors authorized an additional repurchase of up to $100 million of its common stock, from time to time, subject to market conditions and other factors. Repurchases under the program may be made through open market or privately negotiated transactions at times and in such amounts as management deems appropriate, subject to market conditions, regulatory requirements and other factors. The program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any particular amount of common stock, and may be suspended or discontinued at any time without notice. Shares repurchased under the program are expected to be held as treasury shares.

Forward-Looking Statements

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About Capital Bank Financial Corp.

Capital Bank Financial Corp. is a national bank holding company, formed in 2009 to create a premier regional banking franchise in the southeastern United States. CBF is the parent of Capital Bank N.A., a national banking association with $6.8 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2014, and 162 full-service banking offices throughout Florida, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. To learn more about Capital Bank, N.A., please visit www.capitalbank-us.com.

CONTACT: Kenneth A. Posner Chief of Strategic Planning and Investor Relations Phone: (212) 399-4020 E-mail: Kposner@cbfcorp.com

Source:Capital Bank Financial Corp.