SouthCrest Financial Group Reports a Partial Preferred Stock Redemption

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kenneth H. Maloy, President and CEO of SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. announced today that the company has redeemed $8 million of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, formerly "TARP" shares. "We are excited to be able to redeem these shares and improve the potential value creation for our common shareholders in the future. This redemption will increase the earnings available to our common and common equivalent shareholders by about $60,000 per month through the reduction of cumulative dividends. This is another important and positive step in the history of SouthCrest Bank."

After this redemption, the Company has a combined $5.56 million remaining in Series A and Series B "TARP" shares.

SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. (OTCBB:SCSG) is a $570 million asset bank holding company headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia. The company operates 15 offices throughout Georgia and Alabama through its subsidiary bank, SouthCrest Bank, N.A. The bank provides retail and commercial banking services, SBA lending, mortgage banking, and online banking services.

This presentation may contain certain "forward-looking statements" that are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results and shareholder values to differ materially from those projected. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include economic conditions, government regulation and legislation, changes in interest rates, credit quality, competition, and other risk factors.

CONTACT: For further information contact: Andy Borrmann Chief Financial Officer 678.734.3505

Source:SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc.