First Farmers Bank earns performance award

First Farmers Bank & Trust has been named one of the 100 top-performing community banks for 2012 by SNL Financial.

SNL Financial is a financial information firm based in Charlottesville, VA.

First Farmers Bank & Trust was ranked 49th nationally among banks between $500 million and $5 billion in assets. This is the third consecutive year that the corporation has been recognized by SNL Financial. It was ranked 87th in 2011 and 49th in 2010.

In addition, the Indiana Bankers Association will present First Farmers Bank & Trust with 5 Star Bank designation and Marketing Excellence Award during the 2013 IBA Mega Conference May 14 and 15.

The Indiana Bankers Association's Five Star Member program recognizes IBA members which have made an outstanding association commitment in five designated areas: Political awareness, Issues advocacy, Education, Volunteerism and Certified Professional Partnerships. First Farmers Bank & Trust will receive the Five Star Award for the fifth consecutive year.

The bank will also be recognized for Marketing and Advertising Excellence with the "Maxi" award for the 2012 FFFC Annual Financial Report. This is the 10th time that FFBT has received a "Maxi" Award for marketing and advertising efforts and the fourth time the bank has been so awarded while in the largest asset size category of $1 billion assets and over.

First Farmers Bank & Trust is a $1.2 billion asset community bank based in Converse, operating 24 bank locations in Indiana, including one in Huntington, and Illinois.