First Financial Bankshares Names New Executive Vice President of Lending

Mar 09, 2011, 16:09 ET from First Financial Bankshares, Inc.

ABILENE, Texas, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: FFIN) today announced that Marna Yerigan has joined the Company as Executive Vice President of Lending.  She will work with the Company's banks located around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and will office in the Company's Fort Worth location.  

Yerigan brings more than 25 years of experience working for banks in Texas, including positions as a concurrence officer, credit administration manager, corporate compliance officer, branch credit manager, and commercial and consumer loan officer.  She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and holds the Credit Risk Certified designation.  Yerigan is secretary of the Tarrant County Bankers Association and is active in the American Cancer Society and the Alliance for Children.  

"We welcome Marna to the First Financial family and look forward to the contribution she will make to our company as a highly experienced Texas banker with exceptional credit experience and deep roots in the area around Fort Worth," said F. Scott Dueser, Chairman, President and CEO.  

Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial Bankshares is a financial holding company that operates 11 separately chartered banks with 52 locations in Texas. The bank subsidiaries are First Financial Bank, N.A., Abilene, Albany, Clyde, Moran and Odessa; First Financial Bank, N.A., Eastland, Ranger and Rising Star; First Financial Bank, N.A., Cleburne, Burleson, Alvarado, Midlothian and Crowley; First Financial Bank, Hereford; First Financial Bank, Huntsville; First Financial Bank, N.A., Mineral Wells; First Financial Bank, N.A., San Angelo; First Financial Bank, N.A., Southlake, Bridgeport, Boyd, Decatur, Keller and Trophy Club; First Financial Bank, N.A., Stephenville, Granbury, Glen Rose and Acton; First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater, Roby, Trent and Merkel; and First Financial Bank, N.A., Weatherford, Willow Park, Aledo, Brock and Fort Worth. The Company also operates First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with six 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

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