New faces on board at First Guaranty Bank | Your money

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HAMMOND, Louisiana, Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – First Guaranty Bank welcomes a highly experienced team to lead its new Middle Eastern market located in Kentucky and West Virginia. The move to the Middle Eastern part of the United States is a natural progression as the bank already has ties there. Marshall T. Reynolds, the chairman of the board is a longtime resident of Huntington, WV. Additionally, lending opportunities complement the way the bank does business in its other markets. Alton Lewis, President and CEO of First Guaranty Bank, said, “We are a true community bank; we lend to people, not numbers. With this knowledgeable team in place, we can continue to lend as we know it and provide our clients with the top notch service they deserve.

Leading this team is Mike Mineer, a 32-year banking veteran, formerly President and CEO of Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust. Mike is now the President of the Middle East Market for FGB who brings with him a team of 12 community bankers to strengthen the bank’s presence in the new market. Employees joining the Kentucky team are Daniel Pack, Regional Manager; Jane Muehlbauer, lender; Marty Cole, lender; Ammon Cooper, lender; and Adam Christy, mortgage processor. Employees joining the West Virginia team are Samuel Gallo, Regional Director; Jason Turner, lender; Chris Parr, lender; Craig Hriblan, lender; Lisa Musgrave, Lender and Cash Management; Lisa Blackwell, Loan Processor II; and Diana Kinder, Loan Processing Supervisor.

Mike says, “We are touched by the opportunity to join First Guaranty Bank. The team and I can get up and running quickly and help communities and the business quickly. This team shares values ​​and a strong work ethic; we are ready to do business.

“I can’t wait to see this team grow. They know each other and their communities better. I have no doubt they will be successful, ”says Lewis.

About First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.

First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for First Guaranty Bank, a Louisiana state chartered bank. Founded in 1934, First Guaranty Bank offers a wide range of financial services and is focused on building customer relationships and providing exceptional customer service. First Guaranty Bank currently operates thirty-six branches in Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky and West Virginia. The Company’s common shares trade on NASDAQ under the symbol FGBI. For more information visit www.fgb.net.

Forward-looking statements Certain statements contained in this document are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by reference to future period or periods, or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may”, “will”, “believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “continue” or similar terms or variations of these terms, or the negative of these terms. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, as described in our documents filed with the SEC, including, but not limited to, those relating to the real estate and economic environment, particularly in the areas of market in which First Guaranty operates, competitive products and prices. , U.S. government fiscal and monetary policies, changes in government regulations affecting financial institutions, including regulatory fees and capital requirements, changes in prevailing interest rates, acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses, credit risk management, asset-liability management, the and securities markets and the availability and costs associated with sources of liquidity.

First Guaranty wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are posted. First Guaranty wishes to inform readers that the factors listed above could affect the financial performance of First Guaranty and could cause First Guaranty’s actual results for future periods to differ materially from the opinions or statements expressed regarding future periods in the future. current statements. First Guaranty does not undertake and specifically disclaims any obligation to publish the results of any revisions, which may be made to forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated events. or unforeseen.

CONTACT: ALTON B. LEWIS, CEO AND ERIC J. DOSCH, CFO 985.375.0350 / 985.375.0308

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