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October 4, 2013

First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. announces election of Bradley Brown

ABILENE, Texas — First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. today announced the election of Bradley D. Brown as Senior Vice President.  The announcement was made by Kirk W. Thaxton, President and CEO of the Trust Company.

“We are excited to bring trust services to the Golden Triangle area and with his wealth management and financial expertise, Brad will make an outstanding addition to our team,” said Thaxton. “He will office in our Orange location until we open our new location in Beaumont at 3515 Dowlen Road next spring,” he added.

“Brad will be a great addition to the First Financial family and will expand the service offerings to our Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Mauriceville, Newton and Vidor customers,” said Stephen Lee, President and CEO of First Financial Bank, N.A., Southeast Texas Region.

Brown, a longtime resident of Beaumont, holds a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Lamar University and is a Certified Public Accountant.  He also holds his General Securities Registered Representative license, Uniform Securities Agent State Law license and Uniform Investment Advisor license.  He has been a principal of Edgar, Kiker & Cross since 1991.  He is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center, The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Society of Appraisers and for  many years was a weekly contributor to the Beaumont Enterprise's Money Q&A financial column.  Brown's community service activities include serving as president of the board of Beaumont Rotary Foundation, board member of The CHRISTUS Health Foundation of Southeast Texas, member of the Lamar University NCAA Reaccreditation Committee 2007-2008 and Cardinal Club.  He was recognized as the 2008 “Newsmaker of the Year” by the Press Club of Southeast Texas for efforts leading to the passage of the “Ashley and Alicia's Law”, a law requiring seat belts on school buses.

First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. manages more than $3 billion of assets and has offices in Abilene, Fort Worth, Odessa, Orange, 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 60 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, 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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