Summit State Bank Declares Quarterly Dividend

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit State Bank (Nasdaq:SSBI) today reported that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per common share to shareholders of record on May 11, 2011 and to be paid on May 23, 2011.

About Summit State Bank

Summit State Bank has total assets of $348 million and total equity of $55 million at December 31, 2010. Headquartered in Sonoma County, the Bank provides diverse financial products and services throughout Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties. Summit State Bank's stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol SSBI. Further information can be found at .

Forward-looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties may include but are not necessarily limited to fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, and competition within the business areas in which the Bank will be conducting its operations, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the Bank's control. Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date hereof. The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

CONTACT: Thomas Duryea, President and CEO, Summit State Bank (707) 568-4920