Sterling Bancshares Declares Quarterly Dividend

Jan 26, 2010, 12:05 ET from Sterling Bancshares, Inc.

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sterling Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBIB) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.015 per share of common stock at the meeting held on January 25, 2010.  The dividend is payable February 19, 2010, to shareholders of record on February 5, 2010.  

About Sterling Bancshares

Sterling Bancshares, Inc. is a Houston-based bank holding company with total assets of $4.9 billion, which operates 58 banking centers in the greater metropolitan areas of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.  The Company's common stock is traded through the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "SBIB".  For more information on Sterling Bancshares, please visit the Company's web site at

For More Information Contact:

J. Downey Bridgwater, Chairman, President and

Chief Executive Officer, (713) 507-2670

Zach L. Wasson, Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer, (713) 507-1297

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