Georgia-Carolina Bancshares Declares Cash Dividend

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| Source: Georgia-Carolina Bancshares, Inc.

AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Georgia-Carolina Bancshares, Inc. (OTCBB:GECR), parent company of First Bank of Georgia, today reported that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share of common stock payable on February 19, 2013, to shareholders of record as of February 12, 2013.

Remer Y. Brinson III, President and CEO of the Company stated, "This quarterly dividend is our fourth cash dividend since the formation of Georgia-Carolina Bancshares in 1997. The payment of these dividends, our recent fourth quarter earnings release and the construction of our new branch office in Evans, GA are indicative of the stability of our Company and the Augusta market."

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Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. Therefore, we can give no assurance that the results contemplated in the forward-looking statements will be realized. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by the Company or any person that the future events, plans, or expectations contemplated by the Company will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.            

Remer Y. Brinson III
President & CEO

First Bank of Georgia
3527 Wheeler Rd
Augusta, GA 30909
office (706) 731-6600
fax (706) 731-6601