FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., Jan. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. (OTCBB:SCSG) announced today that it has declared a dividend of 13 cents per share. The dividend will be payable on January 31, 2008 to shareholders of record as of January 17, 2008.

SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. is the parent company of four bank subsidiaries operating a total of fourteen branch offices. Bank of Upson, based in Thomaston, GA, has two branches in Upson County, three branches in Meriwether County operating as Meriwether Bank & Trust, and two branches in Fayette County operating as SouthCrest Bank. The First National Bank of Polk County, based in Cedartown, GA, operates three branches in Polk County. Peachtree Bank, based in Maplesville, AL, operates two branches in Chilton County, Alabama, while Bank of Chickamauga, located in Chickamauga, Georgia, operates 2 branches in Walker County, Georgia.

SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc.
Doug Hertha, CFO