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Thursday, January 02, 2014

 IBC Bank Brings A Brighter Christmas To Brush Country 

ZAPATA, Texas - January 2, 2014 - IBC Bank once again brought the spirit of the season to the Brush Countrycommunity through its employee-driven “It’s a Brighter Christmas” program. During the month of December, IBC Bank-Zapata employees raised funds to adopt nine families this holiday season.

Thanks to fund matching and contributions from IBC Bank, CEO Renato Ramirez, and President Ricardo Ramirez, employees purchased Christmas gifts for the families living in eight different communities throughout Brush Country. Bank employees shopped for food and gifts, wrapped the items, and delivered everything to the families on Christmas Eve. In addition to providing the families a special Christmas, IBC Bank also provided them a full Thanksgiving dinner in November.

An extension of the bank’s “We Do More” philosophy, the company began this corporate-wide initiative in 1995 as a way to help deserving families, senior citizens, and children enjoy the holidays and is championed by the bank’s Employee Advisory Board.

“While our dedication to the communities we serve lasts all year, the holiday season gives us a special opportunity to reach out and make a difference in the lives of those in need,” IBC Bank-Zapata CEO Renato Ramirez said. “Our employees love participating in our It’s a Brighter Christmas program and being able to bring joy to the lives of those who might not otherwise experience Christmas.”

Beyond It’s a Brighter Christmas, IBC Bank-Zapata tailors its community outreach year round to meet the most pressing needs of the local area through its Employee Advisory Board (EAB). This unique organization, which exists in every IBC Bank market throughout Texas and Oklahoma, encourages the bank’s more than 3,000 employees and officers to engage in community service and civic involvement to better the communities the bank serves.

IBC Bank–Zapata is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), an $11.6 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 216 facilities and more than 320 ATMs serving 88 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. IBC Bank–Zapata has been serving the Brush Country area since 1984 and has a retail branch network of 12 locations. The bank was the first recipient of the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award by the Bee County Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and was awarded Group of the Year by the Starr County Fair in 2010. More information is available at www.ibc.com. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION.