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July 31, 2013

Riedle elected to First Financial’s Board of Directors

ORANGE — First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. today announced the election of Walter G. Riedel, III to its board of directors. The announcement was made by Kirk W. Thaxton, President and CEO of the Trust Company.

“With his business and financial expertise, Walter will make an outstanding addition to our board.  He is also a great community leader and will represent our customers in Orange and Southeast Texas very well,” said Thaxton. “We are delighted that Walter has chosen to join our board.”

Riedel, a native of Karnes County, Texas, holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Southern Methodist University and became a certified public accountant in 1981. Riedel became the accountant for the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation in 1977, held numerous positions over the years and currently serves as President, CEO and board member of the Foundation. He is also a member of the board of First Financial Bank, Orange Region (formerly Orange Savings Bank, SSB) and the University Interscholastic League Foundation in Austin, Texas.

He is a member of and past president of the Orange Lions Club, past chairman of the advisory board of the Salvation Army, past member of the Boy Scouts of America, troop and district committees and a former member of St. Mary Catholic School Commission. He is a current member of the board of trustees of Faith United Methodist Church and is a member of the City of Orange Civil Service Commission and the Firemen’s Relief and Retirement Fund.

First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. has offices in Abilene, Fort Worth, Odessa, San Angelo, Stephenville and Sweetwater. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc., a financial holding company   headquartered in Abilene, Texas.

The holding company operates 12 banking regions with 61 locations in Texas including Abilene, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Decatur, Eastland, Fort Worth, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Mauriceville, McLewis, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Moran, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, San Angelo, Southlake, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford and Willow Park. The company also operates First Technology Services, Inc., a technology operating company.

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