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Texas Independent Bancshares Elects Lee Dean Ardell to Board of Directors

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Lee ArdellTexas Independent Bancshares (TIB) is the parent company of Texas First Bank and Texas First Insurance – two organizations with roots going back over fifty years in Galveston County. The TIB subsidiaries have over $2 Billion in assets and serve seven counties along the Texas Gulf Coast. The addition of Ardell will bring decades of experience in investments and asset and liability consulting to the Board.“I’m honored to welcome Lee to our Board of Directors,” stated Chairman of the Board, Charles T. “Chuck” Doyle. “Her background and experience make her uniquely qualified to make a significant impact on our holding company’s strategy for the future of financial and insurance services. I look forward to working alongside her at the parent company level and know that the organization will benefit from her involvement.”

Ardell has served as a Director on the Board of Texas First Bank, owned by Texas Independent Bancshares, since 2005. She currently serves as Chair of the Asset/Liability Committee and Vice Chair of the Audit Committee for Texas First Bank, as well.

Ardell retired from Banc One Securities Corporation as Vice President and has worked as an investments and asset/liability management consultant for community banks since.

Born and raised in Nocona, Texas, Ardell received her bachelor’s degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, in 1974 and a master’s degree from The University of Texas in Austin in 1975. She is a Trustee of Austin College and a Ruling Elder of St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston. She serves on the Board of the Texas Presbyterian Foundation and is a Trustee for the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Ardell and her husband, Bob, have two daughters and four grandchildren. Her interests include genealogy, creative writing, and beach-time in Galveston.

About Texas Independent Bancshares

Founded in 1972, Texas Independent Bancshares is the parent company of Texas First Bank and Texas First Insurance. Its subsidiaries serve individuals, small to medium-sized businesses, and large corporations throughout seven counties along the Texas Gulf Coast: Galveston, Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Liberty, Montgomery, and Jefferson. With $2 Billion in assets and continuing local leadership, Texas Independent Bancshares succeeds by offering a wide range of personal and commercial banking, loan, and investment products and services via a dedicated, local staff committed to providing superior service and treating customers like family. Helping Texans Build Texas®