ABILENE, Texas, June 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. today announced the election of Sarah E. Campbell, CFA, of Austin, Texas, as a director of the company.

"Sarah Campbell is a wonderful addition to our board of directors," said Kirk W. Thaxton, President and CEO. "She has been a life-long customer of our bank and has worked with our trust company for years as a member of our Investment Committee. We know that she will continue to contribute greatly to our team."

Campbell, a native of Abilene, currently serves as Investment and Business Manager of T.C. Campbell & Company Ltd. and The Campbell Foundation. She served in various investment management positions for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas from 1988 until 2004. Campbell graduated cum laude from Rice University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1966. She obtained her master of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1967 and a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas in 1988. Campbell received her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1992. She has been active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations including Girl Scouts, Austin neighborhood associations, Meals on Wheels and St. George Episcopal Church.

First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with offices in Abilene, Fort Worth, Odessa, San Angelo, Stephenville and Sweetwater, is a subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc., a financial holding company headquartered in Abilene, Texas, that operates ten separately chartered banks with 50 locations in Texas, and a technology operating company. These additional subsidiaries are First Financial Bank, N.A., Abilene, Albany, Clyde and Moran; First Financial Bank, N.A., Eastland, Ranger and Rising Star; First Financial Bank, N.A., Cleburne, Burleson, Alvarado and Midlothian; First Financial Bank, Hereford; First Financial Bank, N.A., Mineral Wells; First Financial, 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, Merkel, Roby and Trent; and First Financial Bank, N.A., Weatherford, Willow Park, Aledo and Brock. 

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.

First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
Kirk W. Thaxton, President and CEO