FFB plans new motor bank and remodel for local bank office

First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater, has announced that it will break ground this week on the construction of a new motor bank and remodeling of the interior of the bank at the main office at 201 Elm Street to provide a more appealing environment for customers and to improve customer service. “This remodeling project reinforces our strong commitment to our customers in Sweetwater to ensure they have the very best in customer service,” said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO. “While we want to provide the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing experience possible, this upgrade goes beyond merely cosmetics. We are also upgrading to a new state-of-the-art, deposit taking ATM and cash-handling equipment that will improve and simplify transactions for our customers.”The new motor bank addition will be located on the north side of the existing bank building on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street. There will be six drive up lanes, a commercial lane, a night depository and the new ATM. The interior remodel will be extensive with new carpet, granite floors and teller counters. The remodeling is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012. The bank and the current drive in facility will remain open for business throughout the construction.First Financial Bank also has locations in Merkel, Roby and Trent. It is a subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, a financial holding company that operates 11 separately chartered banks with 52 locations in Texas. The other bank subsidiaries are First Financial Bank, N.A., Abilene, Albany, Clyde, Moran and Odessa; First Financial Bank, N.A., Cleburne, Burleson, Alvarado, Midlothian and Crowley; First Financial Bank, N.A., Eastland, Ranger and Rising Star; First Financial Bank, Hereford; First Financial Bank, Huntsville; First Financial Bank, N.A., Mineral Wells; First Financial Bank, N.A., San Angelo; First Financial Bank, N.A., Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club, Bridgeport, Boyd and Decatur: First Financial Bank, N.A., Stephenville, Granbury, Glen Rose and Acton; First Financial Bank, N.A., Weatherford, Willow Park, Aledo, Brock and Fort Worth. The Company also operates First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with seven locations and First Technology Services, Inc., a technology operating company.First Financial Bankshares 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.