(Orange, Texas)

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April 26, 2014

First Financial Bankshares elect Ross Smith to Holding Company Board

ORANGE — The Shareholders of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. elected Ross H. Smith, Jr. to the Company's board of directors at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting held in Abilene on Tuesday.

“We are very pleased that Ross, who currently serves on the First Financial Bank, Southeast Region advisory board and previously served on the Orange Savings Bank, SSB board of directors, has been named to our holding company board of directors,” Stephen Lee, President and CEO of First Financial Bank, Southeast Texas Region said. “We know that he will represent Southeast Texas well on the holding company board and will be a great addition.”

Smith is the chairman and president of Akrotex, Inc., David Self Ford, Inc., Volkswagen of Lake Charles and Nexus Resin Group, LLC. He is a graduate of Little Cypress High School and attended Lamar University and the University of Houston.

A native of Orange County, Smith is married to Eva, and has three children and six grandchildren. He is a Board Member of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army of Orange, the Boys and Girls Club of Orange, Boys Scouts of America - Three Rivers Council, Lamar State College Foundation's Board, St. Henry's Catholic Church, Lutcher Theater, and the Southeast Texas Foundation Board.  Smith was the recipient of the “2000 Community Builder Award” from Masonic Lodge 126, and also was named the “2004 Small Business Person of the Year” and “2010 Citizen of the Year” by the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce.


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