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Bankers Digest

April 13, 2022, The First National Bank of Bastrop Hires Browning as COO, Names Kana Chief Human Resources Officer

On March 28, The First National Bank of Bastrop welcomed a new chief operating officer to its executive team and announced the creation of a chief human resources officer position on the executive team. Chase Browning has joined the bank as the chief operating officer and will report to Chase Anderson, the newly named successor to the current CEO Reid Sharp.

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Bankers Digest

March 30, 2022, Anderson to Lead First National Bank of Bastrop Upon Sharp’s Retirement

Reid Sharp, the longtime president and CEO of First National Bank of Bastrop, is retiring next February and will be succeeded by the bank’s chief financial officer, Chase Anderson. The bank’s board of directors unanimously voted to promote Anderson to the role of president, effective April 4, 2022, with Sharp continuing in the role of CEO until his retirement. Anderson will take over as CEO of the bank upon Sharp’s retirement.

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Texas Bankers Magazine

January 31, 2022, The Strategic Roadmap to the Future of Community Banking

When the TBA Future of Banking Task Force completed its tool kit implementing the Strategic Roadmap for Community Banks in September 2020, the world of banking had already changed dramatically with the galloping pace of technology and the way banks were interacting digitally with customers.

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Bankers Digest

October 2, 2021, First National Bank of Bastrop Hires Anderson as CFO

Chase G. Anderson has joined First National Bank of Bastrop as chief financial officer. He will be responsible, in part, for preparing the bank as it approaches $1 billion in assets. With more than 15 years of banking and finance experience, he most recently served as the executive vice president/chief accounting officer and treasurer at Louisiana-based Origin Bank.

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BauerFinancial, Inc.

March 12, 2018, 5-Star Rating for First National Bank

BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that First National Bank of Bastrop, Texas has once again secured a 5-Star rating. A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top 5-Star rating for 108 consecutive quarters puts First National Bank of Bastrop in our most prominent position as a “Best of Bauer Bank”, a designation reserved for banks that have maintained Bauer’s highest rating consistently for the last 25 years or longer.

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Austin Business Journal

November 30, 2017, How 5 Central Texas bankers are adapting to a rapidly changing industry

Despite unprecedented regulatory and technological change in the banking sector, many executives agree that a decidedly non-tech factor — relationship-building — remains the No. 1 strategy in the face of any difficulties. Hear what local leaders in the sector have to say about how all of those factors affect hiring and other trends.

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Austin American-Statesmen

November 5, 2017, Top Midsize Employers (150 to 499 employees)

For the eighth straight year, the Austin American-Statesman is helping answer the question: What are the best places to work in Austin? After surveys of more than 24,000 workers at 151 area employers earlier this year, the American-Statesman narrowed the field to the 100 companies worthy of being honored as part of the 2017 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin project. The surveys asked workers to rate their employers in categories such as leadership and direction, ethics and values and how well employees are treated.

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March 1, 2017, Students use bank lesson in real life

BASTROP, TEXAS - The students at Mina Elementary in Bastrop are learning about banking and saving money, but it's not just a lesson for them. Each week the students deposit money on "Bank Day." "It's a way to put saving into practice,” said Mina Elementary School Principal Reba King. Bastrop ISD partnered with First National Bank to create the program. "It's important that children at an early age learn how to save,” said First National Bank President Reid Sharp.

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