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HOUSTON, TX, November 13, 2012 – Christian D. Hahn has been appointed President of Texas Gulf Bank Bay Area, an independently owned and operated community bank established in 1913. Hahn will oversee all local bank operations including the development of new products and services, increasing the bank’s business and consumer base, and developing new business relationships with small to medium sized businesses throughout the Friendswood area.
Hahn brings 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. He most recently served as Senior Vice-President, Commercial Lending of Texas Gulf Bank, N.A. – Houston. Prior to joining Texas Gulf Bank Houston, Hahn was President of the Clear Lake branch and SVP of Commercial Lending for Independence Bank, N.A., Houston, where he managed a significant loan and deposit portfolio and a strong customer following. Previous positions include VP Business Banking for Bank of Texas (formerly Bank of Tanglewood), VP Business Banking for Compass Bank, VP/Credit Analyst for Sterling Bank, and Private Banking Relationship Manager for Northern Trust Bank.
"The promotion of Christian Hahn to President is an acknowledgement of Christian’s leadership and contribution to the continued success of the bank,” said Richard W. Jochetz, President of Texas Gulf Bank – Houston. "He is fully committed to protecting the best interests of his clients, his willingness to understand his customer’s business and his dedication to delivering exceptional personal service.”
"As a resident of the Bay Area, I look forward to building relationships and growing our business in the community that I have always proudly called home,” said Hahn. "My background enables me to understand the unique dynamics of the people, businesses and industries in the area. When customers come into the Texas Gulf Bank location in Friendswood, they will deal with familiar, local decision makers with strong banking experience. And with our substantial loan capacity, I look forward to quickly expanding our lending business to help local Bay Area businesses grow.”
Hahn earned a BBA in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker. He is a former Director and Finance Committee Chair for SH Celera Capital Corporation, a private multiple million dollar business development corporation.

About Texas Gulf Bank
Texas Gulf Bank is independently owned and operated and offers a full range of financial products and services, as well as trust and investment management , to businesses and consumers in Brazoria, Harris and Galveston counties. Established in 1913 in Freeport, Texas, the bank has grown to offer services to customers at eight locations along the Texas Gulf Coast. Texas Gulf Bank has a five star rating from Bauer Financial. For more information, visit http://www.texasgulfbank.com/.

• Investments include non-deposit investment products which are not
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