ABILENE, Texas, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIN) Chairman, President and CEO F. Scott Dueser today announced the hiring of Martin J. Noto, Jr. as President of the First Financial Bank, N.A., Fort Worth Region.
"We are delighted to welcome Martin to the First Financial team," said Dueser. "Martin is a longtime Fort Worth banker and has the experience and expertise to lead our Fort Worth team as we expand into a brand new state-of-the-art facility at 1000 Forest Park Boulevard in the first quarter of 2016. The new facility will house the bank, First Financial Mortgage and a First Financial Trust and Asset Management Company, N.A., office."
Noto was previously Executive Vice President/Commercial Banking Manager of a large community bank with a branch in Fort Worth. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry including middle market, commercial real estate and energy lending. Noto holds a bachelor of business arts in marketing and a masters of business administration in accounting and finance from the University of North Texas.
He is active in the Fort Worth community serving as finance chairman for the Salvation Army Advisory Board, vice chairman of the Tarrant County Housing Partnership, board member and finance chairman of the Fort Worth Symphony and is a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Corporate Sales Committee. Noto also is a Founder's Council member of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council and is on the board of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. He previously was chairman of Tarrant County Housing Partnership, Inc., chairman of St. Paul Lutheran School Board, treasurer of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council, treasurer of the Day Recourse Center for the Homeless, board member of the North Texas RMA and was in the Leadership Fort Worth class of 1995.
About First Financial Bankshares
Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial Bankshares is a financial holding company that through its subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., operates 12 banking regions with 62 locations in Texas including Abilene, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Decatur, Eastland, Fort Worth, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, San Angelo, Southlake, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford and Willow Park. FFIN recently announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FBC Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Bank, N.A., Conroe, Texas. Pending final regulatory and shareholder approval, the acquisition is expected to be finalized on July 31, 2015 and would expand First Financial Bankshares' growing Texas footprint into the cities of Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Cut and Shoot, Willis and The Woodlands, Texas. The Company also operates First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with eight 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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