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PlainsCapital Bank’s Westlake Commercial Lending Team Welcomes Chris Bielss

01/04/2022

DALLAS, TX (Jan. 4, 2022) – PlainsCapital Bank recently announced that Chris Bielss has joined its Austin commercial lending group as senior vice president at 2705 Bee Caves Road.

“We’re excited to have Chris on our team,” said Westlake Branch President Sean Mills. “His deep-rooted relationships with local entrepreneurs and strong commercial banking background make him an excellent fit to serve PlainsCapital’s clients in Austin and across Texas.”

Bielss—who is a longtime Austin resident—has more than 10 years of banking experience. Most recently, he spent nearly seven years as a vice president at Independent Bank. Prior to his time there, he served as assistant vice president at Southside Bank.

“I feel at home with PlainsCapital’s Westlake banking group in Austin,” said Bielss. “Their business strategies and values align with my own and I look forward to supporting our clients’ financial goals.”

Bielss received a BBA from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Kelly, and their 8-month-old twins, Jack and Harper.

About PlainsCapital Bank

PlainsCapital Bank, the fourth-largest Texas-headquartered bank by deposit market share, operates 59 Texas branches and has approximately 1,100 employees providing highly personalized relationship banking through a single point of contact. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision making in each of its major markets: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio. PlainsCapital Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH). Member FDIC. Find more information at PlainsCapital.com.

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