First Financial Bankshares Promotes Longhofer to Executive Vice President

Aug 12, 2015, 16:03 ET from First Financial Bankshares, Inc.

ABILENE, Texas, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIN) today announced the promotion of T. Luke Longhofer to Executive Vice President of Lending.  The announcement was made by F. Scott Dueser, Chairman, President and CEO of First Financial Bankshares.

"This is a well-deserved promotion as Luke plays an integral role working directly with our banking Regions as Loan Review Manager and member of the Senior Loan Committee, assisting them with the management and oversight of their loan portfolios," said Dueser.  "He is a great asset to our company and to our community."

Longhofer served as a Commissioned Bank Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for more than seven years before joining First Financial in October, 2010.  He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Loan Review in February, 2012.  He holds a bachelor of finance degree from West Texas A&M University and was valedictorian of the 2011 Southwestern Graduate School of Banking class at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.  While attending SWGSB, Longhofer was awarded the James B. Gardner Commerce Street Capital Scholarship, which recognizes participants who attain the highest level of academic achievement and best represent the educational ideals of merit and leadership.  He currently serves on the faculty of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and is a member of its Alumni Board.  Longhofer is active civically as a graduate of Leadership Abilene and is chairman of the board and a Big Brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Abilene. 

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 13 banking regions with 70 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 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

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