Nashville, TN (August 29, 2016) — CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. (“CapStar” or “The Company”), a holding company that operates primarily through its wholly owned banking subsidiary, CapStar Bank, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. A portion of the shares of common stock will be issued and sold by the Company and a portion will be sold by certain shareholders of the Company. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The Company has applied to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “CSTR.”

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. are acting as the joint book-running managers in the proposed offering. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., A Stifel Company, 787 Seventh Avenue, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10019, Attention: Equity Capital Markets, or by calling (800) 966-1559; or from Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10020, Attention: Syndicate, or by calling (866) 805-4128, or by email at syndicate@sandleroneill.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About CapStar

CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and operates primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary, CapStar Bank, a Tennessee-chartered state bank.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the proposed initial public offering. Forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic conditions (including interest rate environment, government economic and monetary policies, the strength of global financial markets and inflation and deflation) that impact the financial services industry as a whole and/or our business and other risks detailed in the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of the registration statement. We caution you that the forward-looking statements included in this press release are not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “projection,” “forecast,” “goal,” “target,” “would,” and “outlook,” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words of a future or forward-looking nature. Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise, except as required by law.