Sherry Ashley Joins Houston Trust Company

Houston Trust Company is pleased to announce that Sherry Ashley has
joined the Company as Vice President, Trust Administration.

Mrs. Ashley joins Houston Trust Company with more than 28 years of trust
experience. As Vice President of Trust Administration, she is
responsible for personal trust administration and estate administration.
Mrs. Ashley began her trust career at River Oaks Bank & Trust before
moving to Salient Trust Co., LTA where she worked in trust
administration, most recently as Senior Trust Officer.

“We are so pleased to have someone with Sherry’s experience in fiduciary
and estate management join Houston Trust,” said David R. Lummis,
President and CEO. “Our company’s growth has allowed us to build the
highest quality team of trust professionals in our market.”

Mrs. Ashley graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Political
Science and Business Administration and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL
PLANNER™ designation. Mrs. Ashley is a native Houstonian and a member of
the Houston Estate and Financial Forum.

About Houston Trust Company

Houston Trust Company is a full service trust company focused on
providing highly personalized fiduciary administration for trusts,
estates, and foundations. The Company also offers family office
services, providing independent business advice and management for
families and foundations. The Company utilizes an “open architecture”
approach to investment management, using third parties for investment
and asset management.

Houston Trust Company was founded in 1994 by eight local families who
desired a strong, independent company to service their trust and
investment needs for generations to come. The Company remains
independent today, operated out of a single office in Houston with
senior management actively involved in all client accounts. Serving over
200 relationships with approximately $6.2 billion in assets under
management, Houston Trust Company is the largest independent trust
company in the state of Texas in fiduciary assets.

For more information on Houston Trust Company, please visit the
Company’s web site at http://www.houstontrust.com.

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