Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida Announces the Redemption of All Outstanding Series A Preferred Stock

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STUART, Fla., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida ("Seacoast") (SBCF), the holding company for Seacoast National Bank, announced that it has redeemed all of its 2,000 shares of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A (the "Series A Preferred Stock") for an aggregate price of $50,000,000, the face liquidation amount of the shares, plus approximately $368,000 of accrued but unpaid dividends.  Originally issued to the Treasury Department under the Capital Purchase program and subsequently auctioned to private investors, the shares were redeemed from current holders through The Depository Trust Company as securities depository for the Series A Preferred Stock. 

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This announcement, as well as additional information (including the Company's Notice of Redemption with respect to the redemption of the Series A Preferred Stock), can be found on Seacoast's website: www.seacoastbanking.net.

About Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF)

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida with approximately $2.1 billion in assets and $1.7 billion in deposits as of September 30, 2013.  The Company provides integrated financial services including commercial and retail banking, wealth management, and mortgage services to customers through 34 traditional branches of its locally-branded wholly-owned subsidiary bank, Seacoast National Bank, and five Accelerate offices fueled by the power of Seacoast National Bank.  Offices stretch from Broward County north through the Treasure Coast and into Orlando, and west to Okeechobee and surrounding counties.  More information about the Company is available at http://www.seacoastbanking.net.

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond our control, and which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Seacoast to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You should not expect us to update any forward-looking statements. 

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All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 under "Special Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors", and otherwise in our SEC reports and filings.  Such reports are available upon request from the Company, or from the Securities and Exchange Commission, including through the SEC's Internet website at http://www.sec.gov.

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