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First National Bankers Bankshares, Inc. announces New Board of Directors

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First National Bankers Bankshares, Inc. recently elected two new members to the Board of Directors for FNBB, Inc. and its banking subsidiary, First National Bankers Bank. The terms for Russell S. Bennett and J. Chad Jones began in October 2017. They succeeded L. Royce Cumbest of Merchants and Marine Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi and Dennis Upchurch of CB&S Bank in Russellville, Alabama.

Russell S. Bennett is President and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank of Clarksdale in Clarksdale, Mississippi. J. Chad Jones is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Alabama in Talladega, Alabama.

"We are deeply indebted to Royce Cumbest and Dennis Upchurch for their many years of unwavering support and leadership as they recently concluded their terms of service on our boards of directors. They have served this organization in an extremely professional manner throughout their terms.

As much as we will miss them, we are excited to welcome Rusty Bennett and Chad Jones as the newest members of our Board of Directors. Both of these gentlemen are very well respected community bank leaders in the states of Mississippi and Alabama, respectively. FNBB, Inc, our subsidiaries, and our shareholders and clients will benefit from their experience and understanding of community banking and the challenges to our industry," said Joseph F. Quinlan, Jr., FNBB, Inc. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

First National Bankers Bankshares, Inc. is a holding company with four subsidiaries serving the correspondent banking needs of community financial institutions across the southeastern United States. First National Bankers Bank, chartered in 1983, has offices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Birmingham, Alabama, Little Rock Arkansas, Lake Mary, Florida, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Shreveport, Louisiana and Marietta, Georgia. The total assets as of September 30, 2017 are $901 million. Its Board of Directors consist of CEO's of its community bank shareholders.

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