First Citizens BancShares Declares Dividend

RALEIGH, N.C., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq:FCNCA) today declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share on the Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable July 1, 2013, to shareholders of record June 17, 2013.

ABOUT FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES

First Citizens BancShares is the financial holding company for First Citizens Bank. First Citizens Bank provides a broad range of financial services to individuals, businesses, professionals and the medical community through a network of 412 branch offices, telephone banking, online banking, mobile banking and ATMs. For more information, visit First Citizens' Web site at firstcitizens.com.

CONTACT: Barbara Thompson First Citizens BancShares (919) 716-2716Source:First Citizens BancShares, Inc.