The rights will expire upon the earlier of (i) October 30, 2022, (ii) the beginning of a taxable year with respect to which the board of directors determines that no tax benefits may be carried forward, (iii) the repeal or amendment of Section 382 or any successor statute, if the board of directors determines that the plan is no longer needed to preserve the tax benefits, (iv) the final adjournment of the Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders if stockholder approval of the plan has not been received before such time, (iv) the final adjournment of the third annual meeting of stockholders following the last annual meeting of stockholders at which the plan was most recently approved by stockholders, unless the plan receives stockholder re-approval at such third annual meeting, and (v) certain other events as described in the plan.Additional information regarding the plan will be provided in a Current Report on Form 8-K and in a Registration Statement on Form 8-A which the Company intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Company’s stockholders of record as of November 12, 2012 will be mailed a detailed summary of the plan. About First Security Group, Inc. Founded in 1999, First Security's community bank subsidiary, FSGBank, has 30 full-service banking offices along the interstate corridors of eastern and middle Tennessee and northern Georgia. In Dalton, Georgia, FSGBank operates under the name of Dalton Whitfield Bank; along the Interstate 40 corridor in Tennessee, FSGBank operates under the name of Jackson Bank & Trust. FSGBank provides retail and commercial banking services, trust and investment management, mortgage banking, financial planning and Internet banking services ( www.FSGBank.com). Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements Some of our statements contained in this release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and include statements about the competitiveness of the banking industry, potential regulatory obligations, our entrance and expansion into other markets, our other business strategies and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance or results. When we use words like “may,” “plan,” “contemplate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “continue,” “expect,” “project,” “predict,” “estimate,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “will,” and similar expressions, you should consider them as identifying forward-looking statements, although we may use other phrasing. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on our beliefs and assumptions, and on the information available to us at the time that these disclosures were prepared.