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First Financial Bankshares Inc (FFIN.OQ)

FFIN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

F. Scott Dueser

66 2008 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

James Gordon

54 2020 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kirk Thaxton

59 2015 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company

Ronald Butler

60 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Gary Gragg

60 2006 Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

Tucker Bridwell

68 2011 Lead Independent Director

April Anthony

53 2014 Independent Director

Vianei Braun

51 2020 Independent Director

David Copeland

64 1998 Independent Director

Michael Denny

66 2019 Independent Director

Murray Edwards

68 2006 Independent Director

Ivan Lancaster

66 2013 Independent Director

Kade Matthews

62 1998 Independent Director

Robert Nickles

53 2019 Independent Director

Johnny Trotter

68 2003 Independent Director

J McVey

2016 Senior vice president, Chief Accounting Officer

Biographies

Name Description

F. Scott Dueser

Mr. F. Scott Dueser serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He also is a director of the Bank serving on the asset liability management committee, of the Trust Company and of the Technology Company. He is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. He became Chairman in 2008 and became CEO/President in 2001. Prior to his role at the Company, he was CEO/President of the Bank from 1991 to 2001 and assumed these roles again as well as Chairman of the Board effective December 30, 2012. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with finance and accounting degrees and served on the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University from 2005 to 2009, the last two years as Chairman. He currently serves on the boards of Breck Minerals LP and Ibex GP LLC, which are privately held oil and gas companies. He was selected as Abilene’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2009 and has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Awards by the Texas Tech University Alumni Association in 2019, Rawls College of Business in 2006 and Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU in 2013.

James Gordon

Mr. James R. Gordon has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company effective 5/15/2020. Mr. Gordon most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of FB Financial Corporation, a publicly traded bank holding company, based in Nashville , Tennessee. He has extensive banking and public accounting experience. Other banking experience includes Union Planters Corporation, National Commerce Financial Corporation and The South Financial Group. His public accounting experience includes serving as an assurance and advisory services partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, BDO and HORNE, primarily serving the financial services industry. He is a graduate of The University of Mississippi .

Kirk Thaxton

Ronald Butler

Mr. Ronald D. Butler, II, is a Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. He joined First Financial in Abilene in 1993 after nine years with another local financial institution. He was Senior Vice President and a commercial lending officer in the Abilene Bank for four years before becoming the President/CEO of First Financial Bank, N.A., Eastland for three years. He then served for seven years as President/CEO of First Financial Bank, N. A., Stephenville and returned to Abilene as President/CEO in 2006. Butler is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor of business administration and a master of business administration from Tarleton State University. He is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Butler currently serves as Chairman of the Abilene Industrial Foundation and was Chairman of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce in 2010. He serves on the board of directors of the Hendrick Medical Center Foundation, West Texas Rehabilitation Center and West Central Texas Municipal Water District.

Gary Gragg

Mr. Gary S. Gragg is Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. He was Senior Vice President of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (1996 to 2005). Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abilene Region of First Financial Bank, N.A., Abilene.

Tucker Bridwell

Mr. Tucker S. Bridwell is Lead Independent Director of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. He is also a director of the Bank and serves as an advisory director of the Bank’s Abilene region. He has been president of Mansefeldt Investment Corporation, a privately owned investment company, and the Dian Graves Owen Foundation, a private charitable foundation, since September 1997 and manages investments for both entities. Mr. Bridwell is also a director of Concho Resources Inc., a publicly traded oil, and gas company, serving on its audit and reserves committees. Mr. Bridwell was a director of Halcon Resources Corporation from 2012 until 2016 and Petrohawk Energy Corporation from 2004 until 2010. He was selected as Abilene’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2010. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Bridwell’s service as a director to public companies adds administration and operational management experience, as well as corporate governance expertise to the Board of Directors. His experience and qualifications provide sound leadership to the Board of Directors.

April Anthony

Ms. April Anthony is an Independent Director of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. She is also a director of First Financial Bank, N.A., Abilene (the “Bank”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and of First Technology Services, Inc. (the “Technology Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank. She is chief executive officer of Encompass Health - Home Health and Hospice, which she founded in 1998, and Executive Chairman of the Board of Homecare Homebase. Encompass Health - Home Health and Hospice is the nation’s 4th largest provider of Medicare certified home health services and boasts national leading scores in clinical quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. It provides home care and hospice services to over 45,000 patients per day through a network of over 325 offices in 31 states. Homecare Homebase provides leading homecare software technology to over 200 homecare providers across the United States, representing over 40% of homecare and hospice services in the nation. She is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Abilene Christian University, serving for 20 years and currently serves as chair. She was named Outstanding Alumnus in February 2018. She is also the founder and a director of Encompass Cares Foundation, a nonprofit foundation formed to support domestic and international medical mission efforts and over the past ten years has provided over $5 million in mission grants. Her experience and qualifications provide sound leadership to the Board of Directors.

Vianei Braun

Ms. Vianei Lopez Braun serves as Independent Director of the Company. She also serves as an advisory director of the Bank’s Fort Worth Region. She leads the labor and employment division for Decker Jones, P.C., a full-service law firm based in Fort Worth, and serves as Chief Development Officer for the firm. She has been practicing law for more than 25 years with previous tenures in Houston and Abilene and serves large publicly traded companies as well as small family-owned businesses and individual professional executives. She is an honors graduate of Princeton University and the University of Texas School of Law. She has been recognized as a Texas Monthly “Super Lawyer” in Labor & Employment law, and has been selected as a “Top Lawyer” in Labor & Employment law by Fort Worth Texas and 360 West magazines, and also by H Texas and Houstonia magazines when she was practicing law in Houston. She has also been honored as a “Great Woman of Texas” by the Fort Worth Business Press.

David Copeland

Mr. David L. Copeland serves as Independent Director of the Company. He also is a director of the Bank serving on the asset liability management committee and of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. (the “Trust Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. He also serves as an advisory director of the Bank’s Abilene region. He is president of the Shelton Family Foundation, a private charitable foundation, and SIPCO, Inc., the management and investment company for the Andrew B. Shelton family. He also serves as a director of Harte-Hanks, Inc., a publicly traded, targeted marketing company. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and is a certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst. Mr. Copeland’s service as a director to public companies adds administration and operational management experiences, as well as corporate governance expertise to the Board of Directors.

Michael Denny

Mr. Michael B. Denny serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is owner and president of Batjer and Associates, Inc., a mechanical contractor, the largest mechanical contractor in the Abilene area, having been with the company for over 40 years. He also is vice president and partner in Batjer Services, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin with a finance degree. He has served on several non-profit boards in Abilene and presently serves on the Abilene Industrial Foundation.

Murray Edwards

Mr. Murray Hamilton Edwards is an Independent Director of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. He also is a director of the Bank serving as chairman of the directors’ loan committee and serves as an advisory director of the Bank’s Abilene region and chairman of the Fort Worth region. He is principal of The Edwards Group, a privately owned investment company, and has an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and a masters of business administration from Harvard Business School. He has successfully owned and managed a number of businesses including Automated Farm Systems, Alderman-Cave Feeds, Abilene Cattle Feeders, Cape & Son, Bluebonnet Feeds and Innovation Event Management. In 2018, he received the Texas A&M University Outstanding Agribusiness Entrepreneur Award, and in 2019 was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Texas A&M. He was the largest shareholder and a director of Peoples State Bank, Clyde, Texas, prior to it being acquired by the Company.

Ivan Lancaster

Mr. Ivan Tim Lancaster is an Independent Director of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. He also is a director of the Bank serving on the Directors’ Loan Committee and serves as an advisory director of the Bank’s Abilene region. He retired in 2019 as President and CEO of Hendrick Health Systems, a 525 bed regional hospital based in Abilene, Texas, having served in this capacity since 2004. From 1998 to 2004, he was CEO of Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Brownwood, Texas. He has a bachelor of finance degree from Texas Tech University and a masters in health care administration from Texas Women’s University. He is past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Hospital Association and was honored in February 2018 with the Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration in Texas. He has served on numerous healthcare related boards on a national and state level. He is past Chairman of the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University and currently serves on the Texas Tech University Foundation Board. He also serves on the Buckner International Board of Directors. He was selected as Abilene’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2018. Mr. Lancaster adds significant operational, risk management, strategic planning and administrative experiences, as well as corporate governance expertise that is important to the Company.

Kade Matthews

Mr. Kade L. Matthews is an Independent Director of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. He also is a director of the Bank and serves as an advisory director of the Bank’s Hereford region. He is President of the Legett Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Texas, as well as a trustee of Texas Christian University, where he is a graduate. He also is on the board of visitors of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, president of the Dodge Jones Legacy Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Abilene, president of Kickapoo Springs Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Abilene, and a former member of the Amarillo Area Foundation. Mr. Matthews is also a former regent of Clarendon College and former president of the Clarendon College Foundation. He is a rancher and manages investments.

Robert Nickles

Mr. Robert Nickles Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is also a director of the Bank and serves as an advisory director of the Bank’s Kingwood Region. He is founder and executive chairman of Alegacy Group, LLC, the second largest gas compressor packager in the world, with over $1 billion in revenue since inception. He is also managing director of 3MCB Investments, LLC, Nickles5 Investments, LLC and serves on the board of directors of Frisco Professional Building Investors Ltd. and Fast Fusion LLC. Mr. Nickles previously served in management roles including CEO of Nickles Industries, senior vice president of operations and senior vice president of sales for Cooper Cameron and COO of Valerus Compression Services. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. In 2010, he was elected to the Commercial State Bank, Kingwood, Texas board of directors and served on that board until the Company’s acquisition of that bank on January 1, 2018.

Johnny Trotter

Mr. Johnny E. Trotter is an Independent Director of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. He also is a director of the Bank and serves as an advisory director of the Bank’s Hereford region. He is president of Livestock Investors, Ltd., one of the largest cattle feeders in the United States as well as an officer in Deaf Smith Enterprises LLC, a privately owned real estate company. He also is president of Whiteface Ford dealership in Hereford, Texas, officer/co-owner of Panhandle Express Transportation of Hereford, and owns and manages ranches/farms in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Mississippi. He also is a director of First United Bank, Dimmitt, Texas, an unaffiliated bank. He is also a director and became president of the American Quarter Horse Association in March 2014 and is active in numerous other cattle/horse associations and philanthropic/community involvement. Beginning in 2016, he serves on the Donald Trump Agriculture Advisory Committee. He was named 2004 Citizen of the Year in Hereford/Deaf Smith County, Texas. He was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in January 2015, received an honorary doctorate from West Texas A&M University in December 2015, received the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2017, and was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2020.

J McVey

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

F. Scott Dueser

1,946,360

James Gordon

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Kirk Thaxton

629,488

Ronald Butler

833,909

Gary Gragg

740,793

Tucker Bridwell

127,750

April Anthony

112,000

Vianei Braun

--

David Copeland

140,600

Michael Denny

107,500

Murray Edwards

149,500

Ivan Lancaster

130,500

Kade Matthews

104,250

Robert Nickles

91,450

Johnny Trotter

116,700

J McVey

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As Of  31 Dec 2019