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Eddie Wilson Joins SouthCrest Bank as New President

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kenneth H. Maloy, President and CEO of SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc., announced today that Eddie Wilson will be joining the company as President of SouthCrest Bank. Eddie will be replacing Doug Head, whose expertise will be further utilized as SouthCrest's Regional Senior Commercial Officer. "Eddie will be instrumental in crafting the long-term plan for SouthCrest Bank's growth in the southern part of our footprint" said Mr. Maloy. "We are extremely fortunate to be able to transition Doug's leadership and skills to where they are most needed, and we are confident that Eddie's prodigious experience in the area will continue to expand SouthCrest's service to these communities."

Eddie has 27 years of experience in community banking and leadership in Rome, Perry, and Macon. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of State Bank and Trust Company, and has held multiple leadership positions across North and Middle Georgia. He is a current Board Member of the Macon Economic Development Commission, and has been active in community leadership since his youth. He earned his MBA in 1992 from Mercer University, and is a graduate of the Mid South School of Banking and the GBA Commercial Lending School.

SouthCrest Bank is a member of the SouthCrest Financial Group (OTCBB:SCSG) family of community banks, which, headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia, operates 14 offices throughout Georgia and Alabama. The banks provide retail and commercial banking services, mortgage banking, investment management, and online banking services.

CONTACT: Andy Borrmann, 678-734-3505 SVP Finance, SouthCrest Financial Group

Source:SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc.