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HOUSTON, TX, January 6, 2010: Robert G. Greer has been appointed Chairman of the Board for Texas Gulf Bank, N.A., an independently owned and operated community bank established in 1913. Patricia G. Ford will also be joining Texas Gulf Bank in the role of executive assistant to Mr. Greer.

Greer began his banking career in 1955 as an Examiner for State of Texas’ Department of Banking. During the course of his career, Greer held the position of Vice President and President for South Main Bank; Executive Vice President of Heights State Bank; and Senior Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Board, and President (and Founder with the Cullen Family in 1969) of the Cullen Center Bank and Trust. From 1977-1985, Greer served as Vice-President of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc.

In 1985, Greer joined Tanglewood Bank as Chairman of the Board. After Tanglewood Bank was purchased by Northern Trust / Bank of Texas in 1995, Greer assumed the role of Vice Chairman. In 1996, Greer became Chairman and Co-Founder of Bank of Tanglewood. In 2002, Bank of Tanglewood was acquired by BOK Financial Corp., the parent of Bank of Texas where Greer served as Vice-Chairman. From 2002-2006, Greer served as a Director of BOK Financial Corp.

Greer is the Past President of the Texas Bankers Association, former Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and a member of the Consumer Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

Greer holds several Board positions including the Texas Medical Center, Inc., the UT Health Science Center Houston, UT Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, and Chapelwood United Methodist Church. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas College of Business Administration and a member of the American Bankers Association Council.

Ford brings 15 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Texas Gulf Bank, Ford was an administrative assistant at Bank of Tanglewood / Bank of Texas. She has been an active community volunteer within Spring Branch ISD, Goodwill Industries and served on the Management Board for the Post Oak YMCA. Ford holds a BA in Education from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Texas Gulf Bank

Texas Gulf Bank is an independently owned and operated community bank that offers a full range of personal and business banking services, personal and business loans, cash management services, trust services, and wealth management, through eight locations in Brazoria County, Galveston County, and Houston, Texas. Established in 1913 in Freeport, Texas, the bank has a reputation for strength, stability and prudent capital management. Texas Gulf Bank’s capital far exceeds regulation guidelines and they have a substantial loan capacity. Texas Gulf Bank holds a four star Safe & Sound® rating from Bankrate.com and a five star rating from BauerFinancial. For more information, visit www.texasgulfbank.com.

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