First Farmers Bank & Trust named one of 100 Top Performing Community Banks in the Nation; again achieves State "5 Star Bank" designation and Marketing Excellence Award from Indiana Bankers Association

CONVERSE, Ind., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First Farmers Bank & Trust of Converse, IN was named one of the 100 top-performing community banks for 2012 by SNL Financial. SNL Financial is the premier provider of breaking news, financial data and expert analysis on business sectors critical to the global economy: Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications. First Farmers Bank & Trust was ranked 49th nationally among banks between $500 million and $5 billion in assets. This is the third consecutive year that the corporation has been recognized by SNL Financial (ranked 87th in 2011 and 49th in 2010). SNL's business intelligence service provides investment professionals, from leading Wall Street institutions to top corporate management, with access to an in-depth electronic database, available online and updated 24/7.

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Indiana Bankers Association to present First Farmers Bank & Trust with 5 Star Bank designation and Marketing Excellence Award. First Farmers Bank & Trust will add to a recent string of state recognition later this month as the Indiana Bankers Association has announced the bank will receive two awards presented annually at the 2013 IBA Mega Conference May 14th and 15th.   The Indiana Bankers Association's Five Star Member program measures and recognizes those IBA members which have made an outstanding association commitment in five designated areas: Political awareness, Issues advocacy, Education, Volunteerism, and Certified Professional Partnerships. First Farmers Bank & Trust will receive the Five Star Award for the fifth consecutive year. The bank will also be recognized for Marketing and Advertising Excellence with the "Maxi" award for the 2012 FFFC Annual Financial Report. This is the 10th time that FFBT has received a "Maxi" Award for marketing and advertising efforts and the 4th time the bank has been so awarded while in the largest asset size category of $1 billion assets and over.

First Farmers Bank & Trust is a $1.2 billion asset community bank based in Converse, IN operating 24 bank locations in Indiana and Illinois.

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