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September 8, 2017

Equifax Data Breach

Equifax (credit reporting agency) was compromised mid-May through July 2017, according to Equifax.com. A 143 million United States consumers are estimated to be compromised and at risk of having data stolen during the Equifax data breach. Equifax discovered the unauthorized access on July 29, 2017. Equifax website states, "The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed." Equifax is directing consumers to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com or call (866) 447-7559 for any questions/concerns.

Before agreeing or accepting an agreement with Equifax or Trusted ID Premier make sure you read the terms and conditions.

This was and is not a breach of The First State Bank.


September 6, 2017

Disaster Relief Statement

Our roots run deep along the Central Texas Gulf Coast which has been so devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The First State Bank has been a strong supporter of all the Counties we serve and like many of you and your families we are committed to helping in this difficult time. Our Bank, our Shareholders, and our Employees are all saddened by the tremendous loss of property and many hardships we know many of you are experiencing. We all know Texans are strong, as is our Great state, Texas. We will survive, we will overcome this, we will rebuild, we will stand together, and we will be stronger in the end because of it. At The First State Bank we want to do our part to help our communities overcome this challenge. We are proud to serve Brazoria, Matagorda, Wharton, Jackson, and Victoria counties, as well as the surrounding counties, all of which have been impacted by this Epic storm. In an effort to help our friends and customers in these federally declared disaster areas we will make the following accommodations.


• We will refund or waive wire fees that have been or will be assessed through September 8, 2017.

• We will refund or waive ATM fees that have been or will be assessed through September 8, 2017

• We will refund or waive loan late fees that have been or will be assessed through September.

• We will refund or waive NSF fees that have been or will be assessed in relation to this weather event.

• We will not report negative information to the credit bureau agencies through September for all loans, and for 90 days for consumer mortgage loans.

• We will offer the option of a 30 to 90 day payment extension for all payment types on all loans.


If you should have any questions regarding these accommodations, or have a request to be considered, please contact any of our nine banking locations.


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