ABILENE, Texas, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A. Abilene, Texas, announced that Barry A. Wellins has joined the Bank as Executive Vice President of Retail Banking. The announcement was made by Ron Butler, CEO of First Financial Bank, Abilene Region.
"We are delighted to welcome Barry to the Bank's executive management team and to Abilene," said Butler. "Barry has the experience and expertise to manage all strategic and operational retail banking functions for our growing bank."
Mr. Wellins has more than 20 years of banking experience having served as branch and district manager, retail market manager, business banking market manager, senior vice president of small business banking, national real estate sales manager, senior vice president of regional business, director of multi-channel sales and digital bank executive for several national financial institutions. Barry holds a bachelor of arts in legal studies from the University of California at Berkley and is a graduate of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Texas Executive Education Program School of Management. Wellins has also received formal credit certifications in financial accounting for lenders and commercial loans to businesses from the Omega Performance Corporation. He also has the Series 7, 66 and 24 investment licenses.
About First Financial Bank
First Financial Bank, N.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIN). Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial Bankshares, Inc. is a financial holding company that through its subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., operates multiple banking regions with 69 locations in Texas including Abilene, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Decatur, Eastland, Fort Worth, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Magnolia, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Montgomery, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, San Angelo, Southlake, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Willis, Willow Park and The Woodlands. The Company also operates First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with nine locations and First Technology Services, Inc., a technology operating company.
The Company is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol FFIN. For more information about First Financial Bankshares, please visit our website at http://www.ffin.com.
Certain statements contained herein may be considered "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon the belief of the Company's management, as well as assumptions made beyond information currently available to the Company's management, and may be, but not necessarily are, identified by such words as "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "target", "forecast" and "goal". Because such "forward-looking statements" are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include competition from other financial institutions and financial holding companies; the effects of and changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve Board; changes in the demand for loans; fluctuations in value of collateral and loan reserves; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; and acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses, and similar variables. Other key risks are described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which may be obtained under "Investor Relations-Documents/Filings" on the Company's Web site or by writing or calling the Company at 325.627.7155. Except as otherwise stated in this news announcement, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements because of new information, future events or otherwise.
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