First Financial Bankshares Named As #3 Bank In Nation In $5-$50B Category By Bank Directors Magazine
"We certainly are pleased to be named as one of the top banks in the nation again this year," said F. Scott Dueser, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This accomplishment is due to the direction of our Board, the support of our shareholders, the dedication of our employees and the loyalty of our customers who have kept us Texas Strong for more than 130 years. Even in unprecedented times, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the challenges of today while continuing to grow and provide excellence in customer service. We accept this honor with great humility and are extremely gratified to have been the only bank rated between number seven and number one in the nation for the last 12 consecutive years."
For its list of the top-performing publicly traded banks, Bank Director Magazine looked at profitability measures including return on average assets and return on average equity; strength of capital in the tangible common equity to tangible asset ratio; and asset quality measures including the ratio of nonperforming assets to total loans and other real estate owned, and net charge-offs to average loan ratio.
The entire story and full ranking from Bank Director Magazine are available on their website at www.bankdirector.com.
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 multiple banking regions with 78 locations in Texas, including Abilene, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Bryan, Burleson, College Station, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Decatur, Eastland, El Campo, Fort Worth, Fulshear, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Kingwood, Magnolia, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Montgomery, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Palacios, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, San Angelo, Southlake, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Tomball, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Willis, and Willow Park. 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, please visit our website at http://www.ffin.com.
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