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Noto named Fort Worth market president at First Financial

Longtime local banking executive Martin Noto has been appointed president of First Financial Bank for the Fort Worth region.

Noto has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, including middle market, commercial real estate and lending. He was previously regional executive vice president/commercial banking manager for Community Trust Bank in Fort Worth. He also served locally as executive vice president/corporate banking manager for BBVA Compass, as senior vice president/regional chief credit officer for J.P. Morgan Chase, and as vice president/manager of commercial real banking group at Bank One.

Active in the community, Noto is finance chairman for the Salvation Army Advisory Board, vice chairman of the Tarrant County Housing Partnership, board member and finance chairman of the Fort Worth Symphony and is a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Corporate Sales Committee. Noto also is a Founder’s Council member of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council and is on the board of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

First Financial Bank, a subsidiary of Abilene-based First Financial Bankshares Inc., is expanding into a new Fort Worth facility at 1000 Forest Park Blvd. in the first quarter of 2016. The new building will house the bank, First Financial Mortgage and a First Financial Trust and Asset Management Co. office.

First Financial Bank N.A. operates 12 banking regions with 62 locations in Texas.

First Financial Bankshares recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FBC Bancshares Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Bank, N.A. of Conroe, Texas.

The acquisition is expected to be finalized on July 31, and would expand the company’s Texas footprint into six additional cities.

First Financial Bankshares Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol FFIN.

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