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MHBT and Mims & Smith Announce Merger 1/1/2014

DALLAS, TX and MIDLAND, TX – Insurance brokers MHBT Inc. of Dallas and Mims & Smith Insurance Associates of Midland have merged operations effective January 1, 2014. Mims & Smith will continue to do business from its current location on N. Pecos Street and all current employees will remain part of the merged organization. In the Permian Basin, the firm will do business as “Mims & Smith Insurance Associates, a division of MHBT”.

“We are very excited to join forces with MHBT to work together to better serve the Permian Basin, and bring additional support and services to our clients,” said Brenda Smith, President of the Mims & Smith Insurance Associates. “MHBT is ranked among the top 50 independent brokers in the U.S. and provides us with additional resources to better serve our clients.” MHBT is led by Bill Henry, a native of Vernon, Texas and graduate of Texas Tech University and Dan Browning, an Andrews, Texas native.

“Mims & Smith has a 90 year history in the Permian Basin, with expertise in both commercial and personal property and casualty insurance”, said MHBT Chairman Bill Henry. “We are excited about the merger and we look forward to providing the added resources that will complement the outstanding reputation that Mims & Smith has built with its clients”.

Dan Browning, President of MHBT continues, “We are excited to be further expanding our business in west Texas and specifically expanding into Midland and Odessa. Our merger discussions which began a number of years ago provide us with the opportunity to deepen our ties to the community.”

About Mims & Smith
Mims & Smith Insurance Associates began operations in 1922 and has served the business and residences of the Permian Basin with integrity, competence and stability. Led by Brenda Smith, President and producers San Smith and Teresa Cain, the agency is one of the regions oldest, largest and most respected firms. Mims & Smith Insurance Associates is located at 3201 N Pecos Street, Suite 100 Midland, TX 79705 432-694-2595

About MHBT
MHBT Inc. is based in Dallas with offices in Fort Worth, Austin, Midland and Lubbock, Texas. MHBT is ranked as one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the country and services a global, national and local client base.

MHBT is headquartered at 8144 Walnut Hill Lane, 16th Floor, Dallas, TX 75231 (800) 443-0185. For more information or media inquiries, please contact Robbie Smith at robbie_smith@mhbt.com or (972) 770-1624.