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ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc. and LegacyTexas Group, Inc. Announce Amendment of Merger Agreement

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc. ("ViewPoint") (NASDAQ: VPFG) and LegacyTexas Group, Inc. ("LegacyTexas") announced today that additional time will be required to obtain regulatory approvals and to satisfy customary closing conditions necessary to complete their merger, and have amended their merger agreement to extend the agreement to December 31, 2014.  Also, the amended merger agreement provides that the closing date of the merger shall take place within five days after receipt of all regulatory approvals, including applicable waiting periods, as well as allows LegacyTexas to make up to two additional distributions to its shareholders prior to the effective date of the merger. The merger will result in one of the largest independent banks in the state of Texas, with 51 branches and pro forma assets of over $5 billion.

"We are working very hard to complete the merger, and are totally committed to creating, together, the premier Dallas-Fort Worth commercial banking franchise," said ViewPoint President and CEO Kevin Hanigan. "Our integration efforts are progressing very well, and we are pleased with the continued strong 2014 performance of both LegacyTexas and ViewPoint."

George Fisk, CEO and vice chairman of LegacyTexas, who will join the Boards of Directors of both ViewPoint and its banking subsidiary at closing, stated, "We look forward to bringing these great companies together, realizing key operational synergies, and increasing the combined bank's ability to help grow area businesses and support our communities."

As previously announced, the merger has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, and by the shareholders of LegacyTexas.

About ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc.

ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for ViewPoint Bank, N.A. ViewPoint Bank, N.A. operates 31 banking offices in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, including two First National Bank of Jacksboro locations in Jack and Wise Counties. For more information, please visit or

About LegacyTexas Group, Inc.

LegacyTexas Group, Inc. is the holding company for LegacyTexas Bank, headquartered in Plano, Texas.  LegacyTexas Bank operates 20 branches in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Additionally, LegacyTexas Bank operates insurance and title company businesses. For more information, please visit

When used in filings by ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc. ("ViewPoint") with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in ViewPoint's press releases or other public or shareholder communications, and in oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer, the words or phrases "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimate," "project," "intends" or similar expressions are intended to identify "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected, including, among other things: the expected cost savings, synergies and other financial benefits from the ViewPoint-LegacyTexas merger (the "Merger") might not be realized within the expected time frames or at all and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters might be greater than expected; the requisite regulatory approvals might not be obtained or other conditions to completion of the merger set forth in the merger agreement might not be satisfied or waived; changes in economic conditions; legislative changes; changes in policies by regulatory agencies; fluctuations in interest rates; the risks of lending and investing activities, including changes in the level and direction of loan delinquencies and write-offs and changes in estimates of the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses; ViewPoint's ability to access cost-effective funding; fluctuations in real estate values and both residential and commercial real estate market conditions; demand for loans and deposits in ViewPoint's market area; the industry-wide decline in mortgage production; competition; changes in management's business strategies and other factors set forth in ViewPoint's filings with the SEC.

ViewPoint does not undertake - and specifically declines any obligation - to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval.  ViewPoint has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, which was declared effective by the SEC on April 9, 2014.  The registration statement includes a proxy statement/prospectus, which was mailed in definitive form to the shareholders of LegacyTexas on April 15, 2014.  INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE MERGER BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN, OR WILL CONTAIN, IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEGACYTEXAS, VIEWPOINT AND THE MERGER.  Investors may obtain these documents free of charge at the SEC's website (  In addition, documents filed with the SEC by ViewPoint are available free of charge by accessing ViewPoint's website (, under "SEC Filings") or by contacting Casey Farrell at (972) 801-5871.

SOURCE ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc.

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