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PlainsCapital Bank Receives 2014 Leaders in Financial Education Award from Texas Bankers Association

PlainsCapital Bank was selected by Texas Bankers Association as a 2014 recipient of the Leaders in Financial Education (LiFE) Award. The goal of this annual award is to acknowledge and honor Texas banks that are dedicated to promoting financial education in their communities. The LiFE Award recognizes PlainsCapital Bank’s continued efforts to teach students about saving, budgeting and making sound financial decisions that prepare them for college, careers and beyond. 

PlainsCapital Bank was recognized during a luncheon at the Texas Bankers Association’s Annual Convention in Colorado Springs on May 8. Jerry Schaffner, PlainsCapital Bank President and CEO, accepted the award on behalf of the Bank.

In 2013, PlainsCapital Bank partnered with Texas Council on Economic Education to develop an in-school and after-school financial literacy curriculum designed for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Employees from PlainsCapital Bank volunteered their time once a week to teach these fun and interactive lessons in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley.

PlainsCapital Bank also worked with BancVue to provide students with access to MoneyIsland, a web-based, educational computer game that focuses on key financial areas including, saving and spending, earning and investing, and using credit wisely.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Texas Bankers Association for our efforts to promote financial literacy among middle school students throughout Texas,” said Schaffner. “Our employee volunteers did an excellent job making financial lessons exciting and engaging for students and we look forward to continuing our efforts throughout our Bank markets in the 2014-2015 school year.”

About PlainsCapital Bank

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank, the fifth largest Texas-headquartered bank by deposit market share1, operates 80 Texas branches and has more than 650 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, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. PlainsCapital Bank is part of the PlainsCapital Corporation family of companies. PlainsCapital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH). Find more information at

Source: 12013 Summary of Deposits survey by the FDIC adjusted for any bank acquisitions

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