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Joe Davis Selected as New CCO

On June 3, 2021, First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. (the “Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc., announced the appointment of Joe Davis as Chief Credit Officer (CCO) effective on or about July 6, 2021.

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Mask Requirement Update

As we continue to follow local, state and CDC guidance, we are no longer requiring masks at our branches for vaccinated customers and employees.

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First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. Selects Seth Runkle as New CFO

On April 22, 2021, First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Seth Runkle as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective on or about June 1, 2021. Mr. Runkle will also serve as the Chief Financial Officer for First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Tom Frese, the current bank Chief Financial Officer, as planned, will step down as CFO, but continue with the bank until his retirement at the end of 2021.

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First Bankers Trust Company N.A. Adds New Loan Production Office in O’Fallon, Illinois

Quincy, IL – April 19, 2021 – First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. (First Bankers), West-Central Illinois’ leading community bank, is pleased to announce the opening of its loan production office (LPO) in O’Fallon, Illinois.

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First Bankers Trustshares, Inc Announces Stock Repurchase Program

QUINCY, Illinois, March 15, 2021 – First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. (OTCBB: FBTT), (“First Bankers”, “we”, “us”, “our”), the Quincy-based holding company of First Bankers Trust Company, N.A., announced today that its board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $4,000,000.00 dollars of First Bankers’ common stock, par value $1.00 per share, from time to time until December 31, 2021.

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2021 Economic Impact FAQ

Millions of Americans will be receiving another stimulus check from the federal government as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan to help with economic difficulties caused by the pandemic. We know many consumers will have questions. How much will they get? When will the payment arrive? How do they get the money into their account?

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Happy Retirement, Judy Fairchild

Please join us in extending best wishes to Judy Fairchild, who is retiring from First Bankers Trust Company.

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Tips for Data Privacy Day

Did you know that 71% of all data breaches are financially motivated? (source: Fortunly)

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Branch Reopening Update

As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 cases in our area and the impact that it has on our customers, we are reopening our branch lobbies at the start of business on Monday, January 25.

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Koch's Lane Branch to Reopen

Our branch location at 24th and Koch’s Lane will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 11.

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