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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

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April 6, 2018

Dear Fellow Shareholder:

        On behalf of our Board of Directors, I invite you to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held at the office of CommunityBank of Texas, N.A., located at 5999 Delaware Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time.

        The purposes of the meeting are set forth in the accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Proxy Statement. In addition to these matters, we will review our operating results for 2017 and plans for the year ahead.

        Whether or not you plan to attend the meeting, it is important that your shares be represented. Please take a moment to complete, date, sign and return the enclosed proxy card as soon as possible, or use Internet or telephone voting according to the instructions on the proxy card. You may also attend and vote in person at the meeting.

        We appreciate your continued support of our company and look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

    Sincerely,

 

 

GRAPHIC

 

 

Robert R. Franklin, Jr.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

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9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110
Houston, Texas 77046
(713) 210-7600



NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS



To the shareholders of CBTX, Inc.:

        The 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "annual meeting") of CBTX, Inc. (the "Company") will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, at the office of CommunityBank of Texas, N.A., located at 5999 Delaware Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706, for the following purposes:

        Only shareholders of record at the close of business on March 19, 2018, the record date, will be entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the annual meeting. For instructions on voting, please refer to the enclosed proxy card or voting information form. A list of shareholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting will be available for inspection by any shareholder at the principal office of the Company during ordinary business hours for a period of ten days prior to the annual meeting. This list also will be available to shareholders at the annual meeting.

  By Order of the Board of Directors,

 

 

GRAPHIC

 

Robert R. Franklin, Jr.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Houston, Texas
April 6, 2018

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders To Be Held on May 16, 2018: This proxy statement and our 2018 Annual Report are available at www.communitybankoftx.com under "Investor Relations".


Your Vote is Important

        A proxy card is enclosed. Whether or not you plan to attend the annual meeting, please vote by completing, signing and dating the proxy card and promptly mailing it in the enclosed envelope or via the Internet pursuant to the instructions provided on the enclosed proxy card. You may revoke your proxy card in the manner described in the proxy statement at any time before it is exercised. See "About the Annual Meeting" for more information on how to vote your shares or revoke your proxy.


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ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING

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When and where will the annual meeting be held?

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What is the purpose of the annual meeting?

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Who are the nominees for directors?

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Who is entitled to vote at the annual meeting?

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How do I vote?

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What is the difference between a shareholder of record and a "street name" holder?

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What constitutes a quorum for the annual meeting?

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What is a broker non-vote?

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What should I do if I receive more than one set of voting materials?

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What are the board's recommendations on how I should vote my shares?

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How will my shares be voted if I return a signed and dated proxy card, but don't specify how my shares will be voted?

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What are my choices when voting?

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May I change my vote after I have submitted my proxy card?

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What percentage of the vote is required to approve each proposal?

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How are broker non-votes and abstentions treated?

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What are the solicitation expenses and who pays the cost of this proxy solicitation?

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Are there any other matters to be acted upon at the annual meeting?

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Where can I find voting results?

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How can I communicate with the board?

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PROPOSAL 1. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

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Number of Directors; Term of Office

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Nominees for Election

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Election Procedures

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PROPOSAL 2. RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

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BOARD AND COMMITTEE MATTERS

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Board Meetings

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Director Attendance at Annual Meeting

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Board Composition

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Director Independence

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Board Leadership Structure

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Risk Management and Oversight

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Director Nominations

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Procedures to be Followed by Shareholders For Director Nominations

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Committees of the Board

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Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

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Corporate Governance Guidelines

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Independent Auditors

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Fees Billed by Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

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Audit Committee Pre-Approval

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Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

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CURRENT EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND OTHER MATTERS

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Summary Compensation Table

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Narrative Discussion of Summary Compensation Table

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Employment Agreements with Executive Officers

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Potential Payments upon a Termination of Employment or a Change in Control

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Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year End

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VB Texas, Inc. 2006 Stock Option Plan

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CBFH, Inc. 2014 Stock Option Plan

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CBTX, Inc. 2017 Omnibus Incentive Plan

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Director Compensation

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Compensation Policies and Practices and Risk Management

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Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

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Equity Compensation Plan Information

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CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PERSON TRANSACTIONS

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BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF THE COMPANY'S COMMON STOCK BY MANAGEMENT AND PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY

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Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

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AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT

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DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS FOR 2019 ANNUAL MEETING

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OTHER MATTERS

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9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110
Houston, Texas 77046
(713) 210-7600



PROXY STATEMENT FOR
2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON MAY 16, 2018



        Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this proxy statement to "we," "us," "our," "our company," the "Company" or "CBTX" refer to CBTX, Inc., a Texas corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries as a whole; references to the "Bank" refer to CommunityBank of Texas N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. In addition, unless the context otherwise requires, references to "shareholders" are to the holders of outstanding shares of our common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "common stock").

        This proxy statement is being furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the board of directors of the Company (the "board") for use at the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders of the Company to be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, at the office of CommunityBank of Texas, N.A. located at 5999 Delaware Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706, and any adjournments thereof (the "annual meeting") for the purposes set forth in this proxy statement and the accompanying notice of the meeting. This proxy statement, the notice of the meeting, the annual report to shareholders or Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the enclosed proxy card (collectively, the "proxy materials") are first being sent to shareholders on or about April 13, 2018. You should read the entire proxy statement carefully before voting.

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders To Be Held on May 16, 2018

        Pursuant to the rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), the Company is providing access to its proxy materials both by sending you a full set of proxy materials and making copies of these materials available on the Internet at www.communitybankoftx.com under "Investor Relations". This website is not a form for voting and presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials. Shareholders are encouraged to access and review the proxy materials before voting. This site will also have directions to attend the meeting and vote in person.

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ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING

When and where will the annual meeting be held?

        The annual meeting is scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m., on May 16, 2018, at the office of CommunityBank of Texas, N.A. located at 5999 Delaware Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

What is the purpose of the annual meeting?

        At the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders, shareholders will act upon the matters outlined in the notice, including the following:

Who are the nominees for directors?

        The following 11 persons have been nominated for election as directors of the Company:

Who is entitled to vote at the annual meeting?

        The holders of record of the Company's outstanding common stock on March 19, 2018, which is the date that the board has fixed as the record date for the annual meeting (the "record date"), are entitled to vote at the annual meeting. Each holder of record of the Company's outstanding common stock on the record date will be entitled to one vote for each share held on all matters to be voted upon at the annual meeting.

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How do I vote?

        You may vote your shares of common stock either in person at the annual meeting or by proxy. The process for voting your shares depends on how your shares are held as described below. If you are a record holder on the record date for the annual meeting, you may vote by proxy or you may attend the annual meeting and vote in person. If you are a record holder and want to vote your shares by proxy, you may vote using any of the following methods:

        The Company must receive your vote no later than the time the polls close for voting at the annual meeting for your vote to be counted at the annual meeting. Please note that Internet voting will close at 1:00 A.M., central time on May 16, 2018.

        Voting your shares by proxy will enable your shares of common stock to be represented and voted at the annual meeting if you do not attend the annual meeting and vote your shares in person. By following the voting instructions in the materials you receive, you will direct the designated persons (known as "proxies") to vote your common stock at the annual meeting in accordance with your instructions. The board has appointed Robert R. Franklin, Jr. and J. Pat Parsons to serve as the proxies for the annual meeting. If you vote by Internet or telephone, you do not have to return your proxy or voting instruction card.

        If your shares of common stock are held in "street name," your ability to vote over the Internet depends on your broker's voting process. You should follow the instructions on your broker's or intermediary's voting instruction card.

        To vote the shares that you hold in "street name" in person at the annual meeting, you must bring a legal proxy from your broker, bank or other nominee, (1) confirming that you were the beneficial owner of those shares as of the close of business on the record date, (2) stating the number of shares of which you were the beneficial owner that were held for your benefit at that time by that broker, bank or other nominee, and (3) appointing you as the record holder's proxy to vote the shares covered by that proxy at the annual meeting. If you fail to bring a nominee-issued proxy to the annual meeting, you will not be able to vote your nominee-held shares in person at the annual meeting.

What is the difference between a shareholder of record and a "street name" holder?

        If your shares are registered directly in your name with Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the Company's stock transfer agent, you are considered the "shareholder of record" with respect to those shares. This proxy statement and the proxy card have been sent directly to you by Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at the Company's request.

        If your shares are held in a brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, the nominee is considered the record holder of those shares. You are considered the beneficial owner of these shares, and your shares are held in "street name." This proxy statement and the proxy card or voting instruction card have been forwarded to you by your nominee. As the beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your nominee concerning how to vote your shares by using the voting instructions your nominee included in the mailing or by following its instructions for voting.

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What constitutes a quorum for the annual meeting?

        A quorum will be present at a meeting of shareholders if the holders of shares having a majority of the voting power represented by all of the issued and outstanding shares entitled to vote at the meeting are present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting. Each record holder of shares of common stock is entitled to one vote for each share of common stock registered, on the record date, in such holder's name on the books of the Company on all matters to be acted upon at the annual meeting. The Company's certificate of formation prohibits cumulative voting.

What is a broker non-vote?

        A broker non-vote occurs when a broker holding shares for a beneficial owner does not vote on a particular proposal because the broker does not have discretionary voting power with respect to that item and has not received voting instructions from the beneficial owner. Your broker has discretionary authority to vote your shares with respect to the ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm (Proposal 2). In the absence of specific instructions from you, your broker does not have discretionary authority to vote your shares with respect to the election of directors to the board (Proposal 1).

What should I do if I receive more than one set of voting materials?

        You may receive more than one set of voting materials, including multiple copies of this proxy statement and multiple proxy cards or voting instruction cards. For example, if you hold your shares in more than one brokerage account, you will receive a separate voting instruction card for each brokerage account in which you hold shares. Similarly, if you are a shareholder of record and hold shares in a brokerage account, you will receive a proxy card for shares held in your name and a voting instruction card for shares held in "street name." Please complete, sign, date and return each proxy card and voting instruction card that you receive to ensure that all your shares are voted.

What are the board's recommendations on how I should vote my shares?

        The board recommends that you vote your shares as follows:

        Proposal 1FOR the election of each nominee for director;

        Proposal 2FOR the ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP.

How will my shares be voted if I return a signed and dated proxy card, but don't specify how my shares will be voted?

        If you are a record holder who returns a completed proxy card that does not specify how you want to vote your shares on one or more proposals, the proxies will vote your shares for each proposal as to which you provide no voting instructions, and such shares will be voted in the following manner:

        Proposal 1FOR the election of each nominee for director;

        Proposal 2FOR the ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP.

        If you are a "street name" holder and do not provide voting instructions on one or more proposals, your bank, broker or other nominee will be unable to vote those shares, except that such nominee will have discretion to vote on the ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP (Proposal 2).

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What are my choices when voting?

        In the election of directors, you may vote for all director nominees or you may withhold your vote as to one or more director nominees. With respect to the proposal to ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP, you may vote for the proposal, against the proposal or abstain from voting on the proposal.

May I change my vote after I have submitted my proxy card?

        Yes, if you own common stock of record, you may revoke your proxy or change your voting instructions at any time before your shares are voted at the annual meeting by:

        If your shares are held in "street name" and you desire to change any voting instructions you have previously given to the record holder of the shares of which you are the beneficial owner, you should contact the broker, bank or other nominee holding your shares in "street name" in order to direct a change in the manner your shares will be voted.

What percentage of the vote is required to approve each proposal?

        Assuming the presence of a quorum, the affirmative vote of the holders of a plurality of the votes cast at the annual meeting is required for the election of the director nominees (Proposal 1). The eleven (11) director nominees who receive the most votes from the holders of the shares of our common stock for their election will be elected.

        The ratification of Grant Thornton LLP's appointment as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm (Proposal 2) will require the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the votes cast at the annual meeting regarding that proposal.

How are broker non-votes and abstentions treated?

        Broker non-votes, as long as there is one routine matter to be voted on at the meeting, such as the ratification of appointment of Grant Thornton LLP here, and abstentions are counted for purposes of determining the presence or absence of a quorum. A broker non-vote or a withholding of authority to vote with respect to one or more nominees for director will not have the effect of a vote against such nominee or nominees (Proposal 1). Because the ratification of the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm is considered a routine matter and a broker or other nominee may generally vote on routine matters, no broker non-votes are expected to occur in connection with the proposal to ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company's independent registered accounting firm. Any abstentions will not have the effect of a vote against the proposal to ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm (Proposal 2).

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What are the solicitation expenses and who pays the cost of this proxy solicitation?

        The board is asking for your proxy, and we will pay all of the costs of soliciting shareholder proxies. In addition to the solicitation of proxies via mail, our officers, directors and employees may solicit proxies personally or by other means of communication, without being paid additional compensation for such services. The Company will reimburse banks, brokerage houses and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries for their reasonable expenses in forwarding the proxy materials to beneficial owners of common stock.

Are there any other matters to be acted upon at the annual meeting?

        Management does not intend to present any business at the annual meeting for a vote other than the matters set forth in the notice, and management has no information that others will do so. The proxy also confers on the proxies the discretionary authority to vote with respect to any matter properly presented at the annual meeting. If other matters requiring a vote of the shareholders properly come before the annual meeting, it is the intention of the persons named in the accompanying form of proxy to vote the shares represented by the proxies held by them in accordance with applicable law and their judgment on such matters.

Where can I find voting results?

        The Company will publish the voting results in a current report on Form 8-K, which will be filed with the SEC within four business days following the annual meeting.

How can I communicate with the board?

        To communicate with the board, shareholders should submit their comments by sending written correspondence via mail or courier to CBTX, Inc., 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77046, Attn: Corporate Secretary; or via email at CorpSecretary@cbotx.com. Shareholder communications will be sent directly to the specific director or directors of the Company indicated in the communication or to all members of the board if not specified.

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PROPOSAL 1. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

Number of Directors; Term of Office

        Pursuant to our amended and restated bylaws, commencing with this 2018 annual meeting, our board of directors will be classified into three classes, Class I, Class II and Class III, with members of each class serving a three-year term: (i) Class I, which will consist of four directors to be originally elected for a term expiring at the annual shareholders' meeting to be held in 2019; (ii) Class II, which will consist of four directors to be originally elected for a term expiring at the annual shareholders' meeting to be held in 2020; and (iii) Class III, which will consist of three directors to be originally elected for a term expiring at the annual shareholders' meeting to be held in 2021; or until each person's successor is duly elected, or until such director's earlier death, resignation or removal. At each succeeding annual shareholders' meeting, commencing with the annual shareholders' meeting to be held in 2019, directors elected to succeed those directors whose terms then expire will be elected for a term of office to expire at the third succeeding annual shareholders' meeting after their election.

        If elected, all nominees will serve for a term commencing on the date of the annual meeting and continuing until the 2019, 2020 or 2021 annual meeting depending on their class or until each person's successor is duly elected, or until such director's earlier death, resignation or removal. Each of the foregoing nominees is currently serving as a director of the Company.

Nominees for Election

        The following table sets forth the name, age, and positions with the Company for each nominee for election as a director of the Company:

Name of Nominee
  Age   Position   Director Since  
Class I                  
Robert R. Franklin, Jr.      63   Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer     2013  
J. Pat Parsons     69   Vice Chairman     2007  
Michael A. Havard     61   Director     2017  
Tommy W. Lott     81   Director     2013  
Class II                  
Glen W. Morgan     64   Director     2007  
Joe E. Penland, Sr.      67   Director     2007  
Wayne A. Reaud     70   Director     2007  
Joseph B. Swinbank     66   Director     2013  
Class III                  
Sheila G. Umphrey     78   Director     2017  
John E. Williams, Jr.      63   Director     2007  
William E. Wilson, Jr.      62   Director     2017  

        Robert R. Franklin, Jr.    Mr. Franklin serves as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since 2013. Mr. Franklin joined the Company in 2013 in connection with our merger of equals with VB Texas, Inc. From June 2013 until January 2014, Mr. Franklin served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. In January 2014, he became Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and the Company. He became Chairman of the Bank in January 2015 and Chairman and President of the Company in December 2015. Mr. Franklin began his 36-year Houston banking career working for a small community bank in Houston upon graduation from the University of Texas. He then moved to a large, regional bank before gravitating back to his primary interest of community banking. He became President of American Bank in 1988, where he served until the bank was sold to Whitney Holding Corp. in early 2001. Mr. Franklin and his team then joined Horizon Capital Bank, where Mr. Franklin raised

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sufficient capital to match the bank's existing capital and took the position of President of Horizon Capital Bank. He served as President until the bank was sold to Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. in 2005. Mr. Franklin then started VB Texas, Inc. in November of 2006 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, serving until a "merger of equals" between VB Texas, Inc. and the Company in 2013. Mr. Franklin graduated from the University of Texas in 1977 with a B.B.A. in Finance. He is currently serving on the Board of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and the Texas Bankers Association. Mr. Franklin has actively served various charitable organizations over the years, along with serving on the board of a local private school. Mr. Franklin adds financial services experience, especially lending, oil and gas expertise and asset liability management to our board of directors, as well as a deep understanding of the Company's business and operations. Mr. Franklin also brings risk and operations management and strategic planning expertise to our board of directors, skills that are important as we continue to implement our business strategy and acquire and integrate growth opportunities.

        J. Pat Parsons.    Mr. Parsons serves as Vice Chairman of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Parsons was one of the original founders of the Company and has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since 2007. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2007 until 2013. Mr. Parsons also served as the Bank's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until 2013. From June 2013 until January 2014, Mr. Parsons served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. In January 2014, he became Chairman of the Bank and President of the Company. In January 2015, Mr. Parsons was named Vice Chairman of the Company and the Bank. He began his banking career in 1973 with First City National Bank of Houston as a Management Trainee and has served in various capacities at numerous commercial banks within our market areas, including Community Bank & Trust, SSB, as President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1992 until its sale to Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc. in 2004, Mr. Parsons oversaw Community Bank & Trust's expansion, through organic growth and five acquisitions, to over $1.1 billion in assets and a network spanning 15 Southeast Texas communities. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Lamar University Foundation. Mr. Parsons earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from Lamar University in 1971 and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston in 1973. With more than 44 years of experience working in the banking industry in Texas and serving as chief executive officer of several institutions, Mr. Parsons brings significant leadership skills and a deep understanding of the local banking market and issues facing the banking industry to our board of directors.

        Michael A. Havard.    Mr. Havard has served as a director of the Company since September 2017. Mr. Havard has served as a director of the Bank since 2007, serving on the audit, compensation, funds management and loan committees of the Bank. Mr. Havard has been an attorney at Michael A. Havard, P.C. since June 2017, where he handles complex business and commercial litigation. From January 2000 to June 2017, he was an attorney at Provost Umphrey Law Firm L.L.P. Mr. Havard previously served as an auditor with Peat Marwick Mitchell, a predecessor of KPMG, and has experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Since 2002, Mr. Havard has, in his capacity as an attorney, overseen the Umphrey family business holdings, which includes real estate, motorcycle dealerships, automobile dealerships, and personal investments. He currently serves as a director of the Umphrey II Family Limited Partnership and Walter Umphrey, P.C., as well as an officer and/or director of various other entities including many of the personal holdings of the Umphrey family related entities. Mr. Havard graduated from Lamar University in 1979 with a B.B.A. in Accounting and received a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1988. Mr. Havard's prior experience as a Certified Public Accountant and auditor, which included performing audits on various banks and savings and loans associations in the Houston marketplace, qualify him to serve on our board. In addition, his knowledge accumulated from serving on the audit, compensation, funds management and loan committees of the Bank provides him with a unique perspective of the inner workings of our organization.

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        Tommy W. Lott.    Mr. Lott has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since 2013. Mr. Lott served as a director of VB Texas, Inc. and Vista Bank Texas from 2006 until the merger of equals with the Company and the Bank in 2013. Since 2014, he has been a consultant for Acosta, Inc., a company that provides sales, marketing and retail merchandising solutions to consumer packaged goods companies and retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Lott founded Lott Marketing, Inc. in 1970 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to Acosta Inc. in 2012. Lott Marketing, Inc. was a sales and marketing agency representing a wide array of food and nonfood products to the food service industry. Mr. Lott has served as a director of Horizon Bank and currently serves as a director of Enviro Water Minerals Company, Inc. Mr. Lott has also been a partner and developer of apartment and independent living complexes in the Houston area during the last 20 years. Mr. Lott received his B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Houston in 1959. Mr. Lott's broad experience serving on boards of banks and other companies provide us with important skills regarding the oversight of our business.

        Glen W. Morgan.    Mr. Morgan has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since 2007. Mr. Morgan has been the managing partner of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, L.L.P. since 1996, where he has practiced since 1978. Mr. Morgan is a trial lawyer who specializes in personal injury and business litigation. Mr. Morgan has been named a Super Lawyer by the Texas Monthly's Super Lawyer Section Top Texas Lawyers from 2004 to 2017. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and National Law Journal Top 50 Verdicts. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In addition to his leadership of many organizations in his profession, Mr. Morgan has served as a board member of the Lamar University Foundation and the Lamar University College of Education and Human Development Advisory Board, and is an honorary member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' Local 479, Beaumont Professional Firefighters Local 399, Beaumont Police Officers Association and Texas State Building and Construction Trades Association. A strong supporter of Lamar University, he contributes to Cardinal Athletics, the Cardinal Club, and Friends of the Arts. He also established the Donald E. Morgan Scholarship at Lamar University in honor of his father, created the Morgan Charitable Fund, and established and is a permanent board member of the Cris E. Quinn Charitable Foundation. Mr. Morgan earned a B.B.A. from Lamar University and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law. Mr. Morgan has significant management, risk management and strategic planning skills important to the oversight of our enterprise and operational risk management.

        Joe E. Penland, Sr.    Mr. Penland has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since 2007. Mr. Penland founded Quality Mat Company, based in Beaumont, Texas, and has served as its President since 1974. Quality Mat Company is one of the largest mat producers in the world and is one of the oldest companies in the business, with the capabilities of producing everything from logging mats to temporary road matting. Quality Mat Company's products carry exclusive patents that serve a variety of major industries. Mr. Penland started the Penland Foundation in 2006, a foundation that helps local organizations in his community. Mr. Penland has significant experience serving on both public and private boards of directors for community banks. Prior to joining our board of directors, Mr. Penland served as a director of Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc., a Nasdaq listed bank holding company, from 2004 until its merger with BBVA in 2006, and as a director of Southeast Texas Bancshares, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Penland brings key leadership, risk management, operations, strategic planning and oil and gas industry expertise that assists our board of directors in overseeing the Company's operations in addition to his knowledge of the communities we serve. See "—Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings" for certain details regarding historical administrative and legal proceedings involving Mr. Penland.

        Wayne A. Reaud.    Mr. Reaud has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since 2007. Mr. Reaud is the founder of the law firm Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, L.L.P. in Beaumont, Texas where

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he practices law in the areas of personal injury, products and premises liability, toxic torts and business litigation. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Beaumont Foundation of America, Member of the Board of Directors of Huntsman Corporation, and President and Director of the Reaud Charitable Foundation. Mr. Reaud earned a B.S. from the University of Texas and a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a member of the Philosophical Society and a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee. Mr. Reaud was chosen as the Most Distinguished Alumni of Texas Tech University Law School in 1998. Mr. Reaud was awarded the Honorary Order of the Coif by the University of Texas in 2011. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Reaud's legal expertise and extensive experience with complex and high-profile litigation enable him to advise our board of directors on enterprise risk management and litigation risks and strategies. In addition, his commitment to and knowledge of the communities we serve is valuable to our board of directors.

        Joseph B. Swinbank.    Mr. Swinbank has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since 2013. Mr. Swinbank served as a director of VB Texas, Inc. and Vista Bank Texas from 2006 until the merger of equals with the Company and the Bank in 2013. Mr. Swinbank is the co-founder of The Sprint Companies, Inc., a Houston based sand and gravel company, and is Partner of Sprint Ft. Bend County Landfill, Sprint Sand & Clay, Sprint Waste Services, and Sprint Transports. In 2014, he became a Partner of River Aggregates and A & B Valves. He became a partner of Sun Industrial in 2016. Mr. Swinbank received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University in 1974. Mr. Swinbank brings a wealth of business experience, as well as a sharp focus on the financial efficiency and profitability of our customers, to our board of directors.

        Sheila G. Umphrey.    Ms. Umphrey has served as a director of the Company since September 2017. Ms. Umphrey is owner of The Decorating Depot Inc., an interior and exterior design firm, where she has served as President since 1990. In her 27 years of experience, Ms. Umphrey has served on the board of Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, as well as the Foundations Board of Christus St. Elizabeth, the Education Board at Lamar University Port Arthur, and the Board of Gift of Life Beaumont, which is a charitable organization. She is also active with the Humane Society of Beaumont. Ms. Umphrey studied Fine Arts at the University of Colorado and Commercial Art at Lamar University. Ms. Umphrey brings vast business and management experience as a business owner for 27 years, as well as deep knowledge of the communities that we serve through her active involvement with local charities and on numerous boards and foundations.

        John E. Williams, Jr.    Mr. Williams has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since 2007. Mr. Williams is the Managing Partner of Williams Kherker Hart Boundas Law Firm, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas, where he practices in the area of mass tort cases. Mr. Williams currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Astros, and the Houston Police Foundation, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Mr. Williams is listed in Top Attorneys in Texas, Best Attorneys in Texas, The Best Lawyers in America, and Texas' Best Lawyers, and he has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2003. Mr. Williams received a B.B.A. from Baylor University and a J.D. from Baylor School of Law, where he graduated first in his class. Mr. Williams has significant risk management and strategic planning skills. In addition, he brings strong legal, lending and financial skills important to the oversight of our enterprise and operational risk management.

        William E. Wilson, Jr.    Mr. Wilson has served as a director of the Company since September 2017. Mr. Wilson has served as a director of the Bank since 2007. He became Chairman of the Bank's Audit Committee in 2008. Since 1979, Mr. Wilson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bar C Ranch Company, a real estate development company developing and investing in industrial, commercial and office properties in Texas. He has served as Manager and General Partner of Wilson Realty, Ltd., an owner of industrial buildings in Beaumont, Texas, since 1977. As Trustee of the

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Caldwell McFaddin Mineral Trust and the Rosine Blount McFaddin Mineral Trust, Mr. Wilson has managed large oil and gas mineral holdings across the State of Texas, creating operating leases and purchasing minerals on behalf of the trusts. Mr. Wilson founded Wilson Realty, Ltd. and Wilson & Company, a brokerage and management company. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas and has served as a director and President of the Beaumont Board of Realtors and a director of Texas Association of Realtors. Mr. Wilson has also served on numerous civic and charitable boards in the southeast Texas region. He joined the board of directors of First Security National Bank of Beaumont in 1979 and joined its audit committee in 1981, serving First Security National Bank of Beaumont and its holding company until the bank was acquired by First City Bancorporation of Texas. From 1994 until 2004, he was a director of CommunityBank of Texas, serving on the loan committee and investment committee and as Chairman of the audit committee. Mr. Wilson received his B.B.A. in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Wilson's service as a bank director at other institutions, coupled with his investment, accounting and financial skills adds administration and operational management experiences, as well as corporate governance expertise to our board of directors. In addition, as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Wilson brings extensive accounting, management, strategic planning and financial skills important to the oversight of our financial reporting, enterprise and operational risk management.

Election Procedures

        The affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes cast at an annual meeting at which a quorum is present is required for the election of each of the nominees for director. This means that the 11 director nominees who receive the most votes from the holders of the outstanding shares of common stock for their election at this year's annual meeting will be elected.

        Unless the authority to vote for the election of directors is withheld as to one or more of the nominees, all shares of common stock represented by proxy will be voted FOR the election of the nominees. If the authority to vote for the election of directors is withheld as to one or more but not all of the nominees, all shares of common stock represented by any such proxy will be voted FOR the election of the nominee or nominees, as the case may be, as to whom such authority is not withheld.

        If a nominee becomes unavailable to serve as a director for any reason before the election, the shares represented by proxy will be voted for such other person, if any, as may be designated by the board. The board has no reason to believe that any nominee will be unavailable to serve as a director. All of the nominees have consented to being named herein and to serve if elected.

THE BOARD RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE ELECTION OF EACH OF THE NOMINEES LISTED ABOVE FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD.

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PROPOSAL 2. RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

        Pursuant to the recommendation of the Audit Committee, the board has appointed Grant Thornton LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the year ending December 31, 2018. The board is seeking ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP for the 2018 fiscal year. Shareholder ratification of the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the 2018 fiscal year is not required by our bylaws, state law or otherwise. However, the board is submitting the selection of Grant Thornton LLP to our shareholders for ratification as a matter of good corporate governance. If the shareholders fail to ratify the selection, the Audit Committee will consider this information when determining whether to retain Grant Thornton LLP for future services.

        At the annual meeting, shareholders will be asked to consider and act upon a proposal to ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP. Assuming a quorum is present, the ratification of such appointment will require the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the votes cast at the annual meeting. Representatives of Grant Thornton LLP are expected to be in attendance at the annual meeting and will be afforded the opportunity to make a statement. The representatives will also be available to respond to questions.

THE BOARD RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE PROPOSAL TO RATIFY THE APPOINTMENT OF GRANT THORNTON LLP AS THE COMPANY'S INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018.

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BOARD AND COMMITTEE MATTERS

Board Meetings

        Our board met twelve times during the 2017 fiscal year (including regularly scheduled and special meetings). During fiscal year 2017, each director participated in at least 75% or more of the aggregate of (i) the total number of meetings of the board (held during the period for which he or she was a director) and (ii) the total number of meetings of all committees of the board on which he or she served (during the period that he or she served). Mr. Wilson, Mr. Havard and Ms. Umphrey, who were elected to our board in September of 2017, have attended five, four and five meetings, respectively, of the five meetings held since their election.

Director Attendance at Annual Meeting

        The board encourages all directors to attend the annual meeting of shareholders. All of our directors attended the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders. We anticipate all of our nominees for election will attend the upcoming annual meeting.

Board Composition

        The size of our board is currently set at 11 members. In accordance with the Company's bylaws, members of the board are divided into three classes, Class I, Class II and Class III. The members of each class are elected for a term of office to expire at the third succeeding annual meeting of shareholders following their election. The term of office of Class I, Class II and Class III directors will expire at the annual shareholders' meeting to be held in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively. If all of the nominees are elected, the composition of the board will be four Class I directors, four Class II directors and three Class III directors.

        Any director vacancies resulting from death, resignation, retirement, disqualification, removal from office or other cause, and newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the authorized number of directors, may be filled only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining directors, even if the remaining directors constitute less than a quorum of the full board, and in the event that there is only one director remaining in office, by such sole remaining director. In accordance with the Company's bylaws, a director appointed to fill a vacancy will be appointed to serve until such director's successor shall have been duly elected and qualified. During a period between two successive annual meetings of shareholders, our board cannot fill more than two vacancies created by an increase in the number of directors. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a vacancy to be filled because of an increase in the number of directors may be filled by election at an annual or special meeting of shareholders called for that purpose.

        As discussed in greater detail below, the board has affirmatively determined that eight of our 11 current directors qualify as independent directors under the applicable rules of the NASDAQ Global Select Market and the SEC.

Director Independence

        Under the rules of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, a majority of the members of our board are required to be independent. The rules of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, as well as those of the SEC, also impose several other requirements with respect to the independence of our directors.

        Our board has evaluated the independence of each director based upon these rules. Applying these rules, our board has affirmatively determined that, with the exception of Messrs. Franklin, Jr. and Parsons and Ms. Umphrey, each of our current directors qualifies as an independent director under applicable rules. In making these determinations, our board considered the current and prior relationships that each director has and has had with the Company and all other facts and

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circumstances our board deemed relevant in determining their independence, including the beneficial ownership of common stock by each director, and the transactions described under the section titled "Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions" in this proxy statement.

Board Leadership Structure

        Robert R. Franklin Jr., currently serves as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Franklin joined the Company in 2013 in connection with our merger of equals with VB Texas, Inc. He became Chairman and President of the Company in December 2015. Mr. Franklin's primary duties are to lead our board in establishing the Company's overall vision and strategic plan and to lead the Company's management in carrying out that plan.

        Our board does not have a policy regarding the separation of the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, as the board believes that it is in the best interests of the Company to make that determination from time to time based on the position and direction of the Company and the membership of the board. The board has determined that having our Chief Executive Officer serve as Chairman of the Board is in the best interests of our shareholders at this time. This structure makes best use of the Chief Executive Officer's extensive knowledge of the Company and the banking industry. The board views this arrangement as also providing an efficient nexus between the Company and the board, enabling the board to obtain information pertaining to operational matters expeditiously and enabling our Chairman to bring areas of concern before the board in a timely manner. The board does not have a lead or presiding independent director.

Risk Management and Oversight

        Our board is responsible for oversight of management and the business and affairs of the Company, including those relating to management of risk. Our full board determines the appropriate risk for us generally, assesses the specific risks faced by us, and reviews the steps taken by management to manage those risks. While our full board maintains the ultimate oversight responsibility for the risk management process, its committees oversee risk in certain specified areas as described in the section entitled "—Committees of the Board."

Director Nominations

        The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considers nominees to serve as directors of the Company and recommends such persons to the board. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee also considers director candidates recommended by shareholders who appear to be qualified to serve on the board and meet the criteria for nominees considered by such committee. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee may choose not to consider an unsolicited recommendation if no vacancy exists on the board and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee does not perceive a need to increase the size of the board. In order to avoid the unnecessary use of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee's resources, it will consider only those director candidates recommended in accordance with the procedures set forth in our bylaws, which are summarized generally in the section titled "—Procedures to be Followed by Shareholders For Director Nominations."

        The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee has adopted a set of criteria that it considers when it identifies and recommends individuals to be selected by our board as nominees for election to the board. In addition to reviewing the background and qualifications of the individuals considered in the selection of candidates, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee looks at a number of attributes and criteria, including: experience, skills, expertise, diversity, personal and

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professional integrity, character, business judgment, time availability in light of other commitments, dedication, conflicts of interest and such other relevant factors that the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considers appropriate in the context of the needs of the board. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee does not have a formal policy with respect to diversity; however, the board and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee believe that it is essential that the board members represent diverse viewpoints.

        In addition, prior to nominating an existing director for re-election to the board, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee considers and reviews an existing director's board and committee attendance and performance; length of board service; experience, skills and contributions that the existing director brings to the board; independence; and any significant change in the director's status, including the attributes considered for initial membership on our board of directors.

        Pursuant to the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter as approved by the board, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee is responsible for the process relating to director nominations, including identifying, recruiting, interviewing and selecting individuals who may be nominated for election to the board.

        The process that the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee follows when it identifies and evaluates individuals to be nominated for election to the board is set forth below.

        Identification.    For purposes of identifying nominees for the board, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee will rely on personal contacts of the members of the board as well as their knowledge of members of the communities served by the Company. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee will also consider director candidates recommended by shareholders in accordance with the policy and procedures set forth in our bylaws and which are summarized generally below in the section titled "—Procedures to be Followed by Shareholders for Director Nominations." The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee has not previously used an independent search firm in identifying nominees.

        Evaluation.    In evaluating potential nominees, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee determines whether the candidate is eligible and qualified for service on the board by evaluating the candidate under the selection criteria set forth above. In addition, for any new director nominee, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee will conduct a check of the individual's background and interview the candidate.

Procedures to be Followed by Shareholders for Director Nominations

        Any shareholder of the Company entitled to vote in the election of directors may recommend to the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee one or more persons as a nominee for election as director at a meeting only if such shareholder has given timely notice in proper written form of such shareholder's intent to make such nomination or nominations. To be timely, a shareholder's notice given in the context of an annual meeting of shareholders must be delivered to or mailed and received at the principal executive office of the Company not less than 120 calendar days nor more than 150 calendar days prior to the first anniversary of the preceding year's annual meeting. However, in the event that the date of the annual meeting is advanced more than 30 calendar days prior to such anniversary date or delayed more than 60 calendar days after such anniversary date, then to be timely the notice must be received by the Company no later than the later of 70 calendar days prior to the date of the annual meeting or the close of business on the seventh calendar day following the earlier of the date on which notice of the annual meeting is first mailed by or on behalf of the Company or first made public. Any adjournment or postponement of an annual meeting will not commence a new time period for the purposes of giving notice.

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        To be in proper written form, a shareholder's notice to the Secretary of the Company must set forth:

        Shareholder nominations should be addressed to the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of CBTX, Inc., Attn: James Sturgeon, 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77046.

        A nomination not made in compliance with the foregoing procedures will not be eligible to be voted upon by the shareholders at the meeting. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee has the power and duty to determine whether a nomination was made in accordance with procedures set forth above and, if any nomination is not in compliance with the procedures set forth above, to declare that such defective nomination will be disregarded.

Committees of the Board

        Our board has established an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

        Our board may establish additional committees as it deems appropriate, in accordance with applicable law and regulations and our certificate of formation and bylaws.

        The members of our 2016 Audit Committee are Messrs. Wilson (Chairman), Havard, Lott and Swinbank. Our board has evaluated the independence of each of the members of the Audit Committee and has affirmatively determined that each (i) is an "independent director" under NASDAQ Global Select Market rules, (ii) satisfies the additional independence standards under applicable SEC rules for audit committee service, and (iii) has the ability to read and understand fundamental financial statements. In addition, our board of directors has determined that Mr. Wilson is a financial expert and has the financial sophistication required of at least one member of the Audit Committee by the rules of the Nasdaq Global Select Market due to his experience and background. Our board of directors has

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also determined that Mr. Wilson qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert" under the rules and regulations of the SEC. The Audit Committee met three times in 2017.

        The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to the following, among other things:

        The Audit Committee has adopted a written charter, which sets forth the Audit Committee's duties and responsibilities. The Audit Committee charter is available on our website at www.communitybankoftx.com. under "Investor Relations—Corporate Governance—Documents and Charters".

        The members of our Compensation Committee are Messrs. Havard (Chairman), Lott, Penland, Reaud and Swinbank. Our board of directors has evaluated the independence of each of the members of our Compensation Committee and has affirmatively determined that each of the members of our Compensation Committee meets the definition of an "independent director" under NASDAQ Global Select Market rules. With the exception of Mr. Reaud, our board of directors has also determined that each of the members of the Compensation Committee qualifies as a "nonemployee director" within the meaning of Rule 16b-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and an "outside director" within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Compensation Committee met three times in 2017. The Compensation Committee charter requires the Compensation Committee to meet at least once annually.

        The purpose of the Compensation Committee is to assist the board in its oversight of our overall compensation structure, policies and programs and assessing whether such structure establishes appropriate incentives and meets our corporate objectives, the compensation of our executive officers and the administration of our compensation and benefit plans.

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        The Compensation Committee has responsibility for, among other things:

        The Compensation Committee has adopted a written charter, which sets forth the Compensation Committee's duties and responsibilities. The Compensation Committee charter is available on our website at www.communitybankoftx.com under "Investor Relations—Corporate Governance—Documents and Charters".

        During 2017, the Compensation Committee engaged Hunt Financial Group ("Hunt") as an independent compensation consultant. Pursuant to the engagement, Hunt provided the Compensation Committee with information regarding marketplace compensation trends and assisted the Compensation Committee with the identification and approval of an appropriate peer group against which to benchmark the Company's compensation practices. The Compensation Committee has assessed the independence of Hunt pursuant to the rules of the SEC and concluded that Hunt's work for the Compensation Committee did not raise any conflicts of interest.

        The members of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee are Messrs. Williams (Chairman), Havard, Lott, Morgan, Penland, Reaud, Swinbank and Wilson. Our board of directors has evaluated the independence of each of the members of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and has affirmatively determined that each of the members of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee meets the definition of an "independent director" under NASDAQ Global Select Market rules. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee was formed in September 2017 and first met in February 2018. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee did not retain the services of any independent search firm during 2017.

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        Our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee has adopted a written charter, which sets forth the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee's duties and responsibilities. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee charter is available on our website at www.communitybankoftx.com under "Investor Relations—Corporate Governance—Documents and Charters."

        Our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee will consider shareholder recommendations for nominees, provided that such shareholder complies with the procedures described in the section titled "—Procedures to be Followed by Shareholders For Director Nominations."

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

        We have a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics in place that applies to all of our directors, officers and employees. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics sets forth specific standards of conduct and ethics that we expect all of our directors, officers and employees to follow, including the Company's President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and senior financial officers. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available on our website at www.communitybankoftx.com under "Investor Relations—Corporate Governance—Documents and Charters." Any amendments to the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, or any waivers of requirements thereof, will be disclosed on our website within four days of such amendment or waiver.

Corporate Governance Guidelines

        We have adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines to assist the board in the exercise of its fiduciary duties and responsibilities and to serve the best interests of the Company and our shareholders. The Corporate Governance Guidelines are available on our website at www.communitybankoftx.com under "Corporate Governance—Documents and Charters."

Independent Auditors

        The Audit Committee has recommended, and the board appointed, Grant Thornton LLP as our independent auditors to audit the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the 2018 fiscal year. Grant Thornton LLP served as our independent auditors for the 2017 fiscal year and reported on the Company's consolidated financial statements for that year.

Fees Billed by Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

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Fees" below. The Audit Committee has pre-approved all of the services provided by Grant Thornton LLP in accordance with the policies and procedures described in the section titled "—Audit Committee Pre-Approval."

 
  2017   2016  

Audit fees(1)

  $ 1,362,010   $ 269,180  

Audit-related fees

         

Tax fees

         

All other fees

         

Total Fees

  $ 1,362,010   $ 269,180  

(1)
Audit fees consist of the aggregate fees billed for professional services rendered for (i) the audit of our annual financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and a review of financial statements included in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, (ii) the filing of our registration statements, including our Registration Statement on Form S-1 related to our initial public offering, (iii) services that are normally provided in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements for those years, and (iv) accounting consultations.

Audit Committee Pre-Approval

        The Audit Committee's charter establishes a policy and related procedures regarding the Audit Committee's authority to approve, in advance, all auditing services (which, if applicable, may include providing comfort letters in connection with securities underwritings), and non-audit services that are otherwise permitted by law (including tax services, if any) that are provided to the Company by its independent auditors (which approval is made after receiving input from the Company's management, if desired). The Audit Committee may also delegate to one or more of its members the authority to pre-approve auditing services and non-audit services that are otherwise permitted by law, provided that each such preapproval decision is presented to the full Audit Committee at a scheduled meeting. In addition, the Audit Committee has the authority to review and, in its sole discretion, approve in advance the Company's independent auditors' annual engagement letter, including the proposed fees contained therein.

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

        In July 2009, the SEC filed a complaint against Mr. Penland, among others, alleging that Mr. Penland through Quality Mat Company aided and abetted other defendants engaged in violations of the antifraud, registration and reporting provisions of the federal securities laws. More specifically, the SEC alleged that Mr. Penland was part of a fraudulent accounting scheme that allowed Newpark Resources, Inc., a customer of Quality Mat Company, in fiscal year 2003 to avoid writing off approximately $4.2 million in aging debt. Mr. Penland denied those allegations. In October of 2009, Mr. Penland, without admitting the allegations, consented to the entry of a permanent injunction as to future violations of the federal securities laws and agreed to pay a $70,000 civil penalty.

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CURRENT EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

        The following table sets forth the name, age and position with the Company of each of our named executive officers. The business address for all of these individuals is 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77046.

Name of Named Executive Officers
  Position   Age
Robert R. Franklin, Jr.    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer   63
J. Pat Parsons   Vice Chairman   69
Robert T. Pigott, Jr.    Chief Financial Officer   63

Background of our Named Executive Officers who are not also Directors.

        Robert T. Pigott, Jr.    Mr. Pigott serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. He also serves as an advisory director on the boards of directors for the Company and the Bank. He served as Chief Financial Officer and a director of VB Texas, Inc. and Vista Bank Texas from 2010 to 2013 and was appointed to his current positions with the Company and the Bank in 2013 following the Company's merger of equals with VB Texas, Inc. and Vista Bank Texas. In his capacity, he oversees all finance activities, including accounting, financial reporting, investments, and interest rate risk management. Mr. Pigott has over 35 years of financial services experience, having served as Chief Financial Officer for both privately held and publicly-traded institutions in the Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and McAllen, Texas markets, including Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc. He also spent six years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co., a national accounting firm. Mr. Pigott graduated from the University of Mississippi, with a B.B.A. in Accounting, in 1976 and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Other Executive Officers

        The following table sets forth information regarding our executive officers who, in addition to Messrs. Franklin, Parsons and Pigott, are members of the executive committee of the Bank.

Name of Named Executive Officers
  Position   Age
Travis Jaggers   President   69
Donna B. Dillon   Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer   62
Deborah Dinsmore   Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer   58
Tracy O'Neil   Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer   57
James L. Sturgeon   Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer   67
Joe F. West   Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer   63

        Travis L. Jaggers.    Mr. Jaggers has served as the President of the Bank since December 2011 and oversees our loan and treasury activities. He provides strategic vision and direction to the commercial lending group and designs and implements strategies to ensure asset quality, growth and profitability. Mr. Jaggers reviews, recommends and approves all lending and treasury activities and serves on all key operational and management committees of the Bank. Mr. Jaggers holds graduate degrees in Accounting and Finance from University of Houston and Texas A&M University.

        Donna B. Dillon.    Ms. Dillon has served as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank since September 2013 and has also served as our Corporate Secretary since June 2014. She has also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank from 2008 through 2013. Ms. Dillon has responsibility for the Bank's retail division, as well as oversight of the Bank's electronic banking services and call center. She has over 40 years of

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banking experience and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1977 with a B.S. in Economics and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

        Deborah Dinsmore.    Ms. Dinsmore has served as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2015. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Information Officer at Integrity Bank from 2012 through 2015. Ms. Dinsmore is responsible for oversight of aligning technology strategy with corporate strategies, leveraging system capabilities to optimize performance, and manage information technology risks. She graduated from Alvin Community College with an A.A.S. degree in Business.

        Tracy O'Neil.    Ms. O'Neil has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Bank since March 2015. She previously served as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources of the Redstone Companies from 1992 through 2013. Ms. O'Neil oversees employee relations, compensation, benefits, payroll and training and development. Ms. O'Neil also serves on the advisory board of Houston Achievement Place. Ms. O'Neil graduated from Angelo State University with a B.B.A. in Management.

        James L. Sturgeon.    Mr. Sturgeon has served as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Bank since 2013. Prior to that He served as the Vice Chairman from 2011 through 2013 at VB Texas Inc., and Vista Bank. He oversees the Bank's risk division with enterprise risk management, compliance, audit, information security and strategic planning activities. Additionally, he chairs the Bank's risk committee and sits on various Bank level risk and governance committees. Mr. Sturgeon has over 30 years of experience in banking and graduated with a B.B.A in Finance degree from University of Houston in 1973, and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1977.

        Joe E. West.    Mr. West has served as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Bank since 2013. Mr. West joined the Bank in 2013 via the merger of CBTX and Vista Bank Texas where he was Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer since 2006. Prior to Vista Bank Texas Mr. West served as Senior Credit Officer at Horizon Capital Bank in Houston. In his capacity as Chief Credit Officer he is responsible for loan asset quality, loan policy and the Bank's loan approval process. Mr. West has over 39 years' experience in banking and graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting from Baylor University in 1978, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND OTHER MATTERS

        We are an "emerging growth company," as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or the JOBS Act. As such, we are eligible to take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies. These include, but are not limited to, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our proxy statements, including the requirement to include a specific form of Compensation Discussion and Analysis, as well as exemptions from the requirement to hold a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation and the requirement to obtain shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. We have elected to comply with the scaled disclosure requirements applicable to emerging growth companies.

        Our "named executive officers," which consist of our principal executive officer and the two other most highly compensated executive officers, are:

Summary Compensation Table

        The following table presents summary information regarding the total compensation awarded to, earned by, and paid to our named executive officers for services rendered in all capacities during the fiscal years indicated. Except as set forth in the notes to the table, all cash compensation for each of our named executive officers was paid by the Bank, where Mr. Franklin, Mr. Parsons and Mr. Pigott each serve in the same capacity. Narrative disclosure regarding the compensation elements set forth below follows this table.

Name and Principal Position
  Year   Salary
(#)
  Nonequity
Incentive
Plan
Compensation
($)(1)
  Stock
Awards
($)(2)
  Nonqualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings
($)(3)
  All Other
Compensation
($)
  Total
($)
 

Robert R. Franklin, Jr. 

    2017     450,000     700,000     780,000     12,477     71,995 (4)   2,014,472  

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

    2016     450,000     600,000         6,471     62,907 (5)   1,119,378  

J. Pat Parsons

    2017     300,000     500,000     260,000     9,468     205,902 (6)   1,275,370  

Vice Chairman

    2016     300,000     450,000         14,391     188,432 (7)   952,823  

Robert T. Pigott, Jr.,

    2017     252,010     150,000     260,000         48,351 (8)   710,361  

Chief Financial Officer

    2016     245,864     125,000             44,226 (9)   415,090  

(1)
The amounts in this column represent the aggregate amount of annual discretionary cash bonuses earned by our named executive officers for fiscal year 2017 and 2016 performance, respectively. For Messrs. Franklin and Parsons, 75% of the amount reported in fiscal 2017 and 2016 was paid in February 2018 and February 2017, respectively, and the remaining 25% will be paid (plus interest accrued at the rate of 7% per year, compounded monthly) in February 2020 and February 2019, respectively, subject to their continuing employment through such date.

(2)
As required by SEC rules, amounts in this column represent the aggregate grant date fair value of stock-based compensation expense as required by FASB ASC Topic 718 Stock Based Compensation. A discussion of the assumptions used to value the restricted stock and nonqualified stock option awards are contained in the notes to the Company's financial statements under Note 17. "Stock-Based Compensation" included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

(3)
Represents above-market earnings credited in fiscal years 2017 and 2016 to holdback bonus arrangements. For Mr. Franklin, the total amount of earnings credited to his holdback bonus arrangement was $19,100 in fiscal

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    year 2017, and $17,290 in 2016. For Mr. Parsons, the total amount of earnings credited to his holdback bonus arrangement was $14,090 in fiscal year 2017 and $6,100 in fiscal year 2016.

(4)
This amount includes $35,000 of director fees, $11,074 of country club dues, $16,200 of matching contributions to Mr. Franklin's 401(k) account, $750 of contributions to Mr. Franklin's health savings account, $3,326 of life insurance premiums and $5,644 attributable to the use of a Company car.

(5)
This amount includes $24,250 of director fees, $12,692 of country club dues, $15,900 of matching contributions to Mr. Franklin's 401(k) account, $750 of contributions to Mr. Franklin's health savings account, $2,150 of contribution for annual physical, $3,326 of life insurance premiums and $3,839 attributable to the use of a Company car.

(6)
This amount includes $35,000 of director fees, $16,200 of matching contributions to Mr. Parsons' 401(k) account, $1,557 of contribution towards Mr. Parsons' home security system, $6,401 of life insurance premiums and $12,058 attributable to the use of a Company car. This amount additionally reflects the cash compensation received by Mr. Parsons pursuant to his employment agreement which entitles him to receive $100,000 annually for a period of 10 years upon reaching the age of 65 and the earnings of $34,686 on Mr. Parsons' deferred compensation arrangement in fiscal 2017.

(7)
This amount includes $24,250 of director fees, $15,900 of matching contributions to Mr. Parsons' 401(k) account, $2,220 of contribution towards Mr. Parsons' home security system, $6,401 of life insurance premiums and $7,313 attributable to the use of a Company car. This amount additionally reflects the cash compensation received by Mr. Parsons pursuant to his employment agreement which entitles him to receive $100,000 annually for a period of 10 years upon reaching the age of 65 and the earnings of $32,348 on Mr. Parsons' deferred compensation arrangement in fiscal 2016.

(8)
This amount includes $32,500 for services advising the board of directors, $9,625 of matching contributions to Mr. Pigott's 401(k) account, $750 of contributions to Mr. Pigott's health savings account, $3,326 of life insurance premiums and $2,150 for an annual physical.

(9)
This amount includes $24,250 for services advising the board of directors, $15,900 of matching contributions to Mr. Pigott's 401(k) account, $750 of contributions to Mr. Pigott's health savings account and $3,326 of life insurance premiums.

Narrative Discussion of Summary Compensation Table

        General.    We compensate our named executive officers through a mix of base salary, cash incentive bonuses, long-term incentive compensation and other benefits, which include, to a certain extent, perquisites. We originally established our executive compensation philosophy and practices to fit our status as a privately held corporation and adapted our philosophy and practices following our initial public offering. We believe the current mix and value of these compensation elements provide our named executive officers with total annual compensation that is both reasonable and competitive within our markets, appropriately reflects our performance and the executive's particular contributions to that performance, and takes into account applicable regulatory guidelines and requirements.

        Base Salary.    Each named executive officer's base salary is a fixed component of compensation for each year for performing specific job duties and functions. Historically, we have established annual base salary rates for Messrs. Franklin, Parsons and Pigott, subject in each case to their employment agreements, at a level necessary to retain the individual's services and we have reviewed base salaries on an annual basis at the end of each year, with adjustments implemented at the beginning of the next year. We have historically made adjustments to the base salary rates of the named executive officers upon consideration of any factors that our board of directors deems relevant, including but not limited to (a) any increase or decrease in the executive's responsibilities, (b) the executive's job performance, and (c) the level of compensation paid to executives of other companies with which we compete for executive talent, as estimated based on publicly available information and the experience of members of the board of directors and management.

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        The board of directors also analyzed the appropriateness of the base salary for each of our named executive officers in light of the base salaries of other executives in the peer group that were identified with the assistance of our independent compensation consultant, Hunt, both on a stand-alone basis and as a component of total compensation.

        Discretionary Bonus.    Historically, our annual cash bonus awards for named executive officers have been discretionary awards awarded by the board of directors after the end of each fiscal year. The determination of the amount of these discretionary cash bonus awards, if any, has been made based on an overall assessment of our performance in light of overall market conditions, along with these named executive officers' individual performance, for the fiscal year. The annual bonuses earned by Messrs. Franklin and Parsons have historically been paid in two installments, with 75% of the approved bonus amount paid in the first quarter of the calendar year following the year in which the bonus was earned and the remaining 25% paid (with interest accrued at the rate of 7% per year) in February of the third calendar year following the year in which the bonus was earned, subject to the named executive officer's continuing employment with us through such date.

        Employee Retirement Benefit Plan.    Our named executive officers are also each eligible to participate in our 401(k) plan, which is designed to provide retirement benefits to all eligible employees. Our 401(k) plan provides employees with the opportunity to save for retirement on a tax-deferred basis, and permits employees to defer between 1% and 100% of eligible compensation, subject to statutory limits. Under the 401(k) plan, we may make discretionary matching contributions or any additional contributions.

        Deferred Compensation Arrangements under Annual Bonus Plan.    The Bank had in the past established unfunded deferred compensation arrangements with executive officers at the Bank, including Mr. Parsons, and highly compensated employees who contributed to the continued growth, development and future business success of the Bank. Pursuant to these arrangements we contributed between 25% and 33% of the incentive bonus amount into a deferred compensation account. Since the contributions for the 2014 fiscal year the participants in these deferred compensation arrangements have been prohibited from further contributing to these arrangements. Despite the restriction on further contributions, we recorded a continuing liability under these arrangements of approximately $2.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. Mr. Parsons' deferred compensation account continues to hold the amounts deferred in previous years, and the entire amount (plus interest accrued at an annual rate of 7% compounded monthly) fully vested on March 1, 2018.

Employment Agreements with Executive Officers

        We have entered into employment agreements with each of our named executive officers. The following is a summary of the material terms of each such agreement.

Employment Agreement with Robert R. Franklin, Jr.

        We entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Mr. Franklin on October 28, 2017, pursuant to which he serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank for an initial term of five years that extends for successive one-year renewal terms unless either party gives 60-days' advance notice of non-renewal. As consideration for these services, the amended and restated employment agreement provides Mr. Franklin with the following compensation and benefits:

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        Pursuant to the amended and restated employment agreement, Mr. Franklin will be subject to a confidentiality covenant, a two-year post-termination non-competition covenant and a two-year post-termination non-solicitation covenant.

Employment Agreement with J. Pat Parsons

        We entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Parsons on February 28, 2008 and May 21, 2008 (which was amended on December 30, 2008 and March 6, 2013), pursuant to which he serves as the Vice Chairman of our board of directors and as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the Bank. The employment agreement provides for an initial term of five years and automatically renews each year. Pursuant to the employment agreement, Mr. Parsons is entitled to an annual base salary of $300,000, subject to annual review by our board of directors, and is eligible to receive a discretionary bonus payment for each fiscal year. Mr. Parsons is also eligible to receive employee benefits, fringe benefits, and perquisites in accordance with the employment agreement. In addition, Mr. Parsons' employment agreement provides for certain severance benefits in the event of a qualifying termination of employment and certain payments in connection with a "change of control" of the Company. See "—Potential Payments upon a Termination of Employment or a Change in Control." Pursuant to the employment agreement, Mr. Parsons is eligible to receive an additional annual payment of $100,000 for a period of 10 years upon reaching the age of 65, subject to certain restrictions.

Employment Agreement with Robert T. Pigott, Jr.

        We entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Pigott on March 6, 2013, pursuant to which he serves as our Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. The employment agreement provides for an initial term of five years and automatic renewals thereafter for successive one-year terms, unless either party provides notice of non-renewal at least 60 days prior to the renewal date. Pursuant to the employment agreement, Mr. Pigott is entitled to an annual base salary of $225,000, subject to annual review by our board of directors, and is eligible to receive a discretionary bonus payment for each fiscal year. Mr. Pigott is also eligible to receive employee benefits, fringe benefits, and perquisites in accordance with the employment agreement. In addition, Mr. Pigott's employment agreement provides for certain severance benefits in the event of a qualifying termination

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of employment. See "—Potential Payments upon a Termination of Employment or a Change in Control."

Potential Payments upon a Termination of Employment or a Change in Control

        Below we have described the severance and other change in control benefits to which our named executive officers would be entitled upon a termination of employment and in connection with a change in control.

Termination of Employment without Cause or Resignation with Good Reason

        The employment agreements with each of our named executive officers provides for severance benefits if we terminate the executive without "cause" or the executive resigns with "good reason" (as each of those terms is defined in the applicable employment agreement), which circumstances we refer to as a "qualifying termination of employment." Upon a qualifying termination of employment, the executive will be entitled to the following payments and benefits under his employment agreement:

Change in Control

        Pursuant to his amended and restated employment agreement, if Mr. Franklin is terminated by us or the Bank other than for "cause" or he resigns for "good reason" (as each of those terms is defined in Mr. Franklin's amended and restated employment agreement) during the 27-month period that begins three months prior to a change in control (as such term is defined in Mr. Franklin's amended and restated employment agreement) and ends 24 months following such change in control, then, in lieu of the $1,500,000 cash severance payment otherwise payable to him, Mr. Franklin will be entitled to receive a cash severance payment equal to the greater of (a) $1,500,000 and (b) the amount equal to three times the sum of his then-current base salary and target annual bonus for the calendar year in which the termination occurs.

        Under his employment agreement, Mr. Parsons is entitled to a lump sum cash payment in an amount equal to 100% of one year's base salary upon termination without "cause" or if he resigns with "good reason," unless the termination occurs during the 180-day period immediately following a "change in control" of the Company (as that term is defined in the employment agreement), in which case Mr. Parsons will be entitled to receive a lump sum cash payment in an amount equal to 150% of one year's base salary.

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Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year End

        The following table sets forth information relating to the unexercised options held by our named executive officers as of December 31, 2017, granted under the VB Texas, Inc. 2006 Stock Option Plan (the "2006 Plan"). Under both the 2006 Plan and the CBFH, Inc. 2014 Stock Option Plan (the "2014 Plan"), all of the stock options were granted with a per share exercise price equal to the fair market value of our common stock on the grant date, except for an employee who owns more than 10% of total combined voting power of the Company or the Bank, whose exercise price would then be at least 110% of the fair market value on the date of the grant. Additionally, in November 2017, we granted 212,580 shares of restricted stock under the CBTX, Inc. 2017 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the "2017 Plan") to our directors, executive officers and certain key employees. Narrative disclosure regarding awards made pursuant to the Company's equity compensation plans are set forth below following this table.

 
  Option Awards   Stock Awards  
 
   
   
  Equity
Incentive
Plan
Awards:
Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Unearned
Options
   
   
   
   
  Equity
Incentive
Plan
Awards:
Number of
Unearned
Shares, Units
or Other
Rights That
Have Not
Vested (#)
  Equity
Incentive
Plan Awards:
Market or
Payout Value
of Unearned
Shares, Units
or Other
Rights that
have not
Vested ($)
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
  Market
Value of
Shares or
Units of
Stock That
Have Not
Vested
($)(1)
 
 
   
   
   
   
  Number of
Shares or
Units of
Stock That
Have Not
Vested (#)
 
 
  Number of Securities
Underlying
Unexercised Options
   
   
 
 
  Option
Exercise
Price
  Option
Expiration
Date
 
Name
  Exercisable   Unexercisable  

Robert R. Franklin, Jr. 

                        30,000 (4)   889,800          

J. Pat Parsons

                        10,000 (4)   296,600          

Robert T. Pigott Jr. 

    9,320 (2)         $ 10.73     December 12, 2021     10,000 (4)   296,600          

    8,834 (3)         $ 11.32     December 19, 2022                  

(1)
Market value of shares of restricted stock that have not vested is calculated by multiplying the number of shares of stock that have not vested by the closing market price of our Common Stock on December 29, 2017, which was $29.66

(2)
Options granted on December 13, 2011 and, pursuant to the merger with VB Texas, Inc., vested on July 22, 2013

(3)
Options granted on December 20, 2012 and, pursuant to the merger with VB Texas, Inc., vested on July 22, 2013

(4)
Shares of restricted stock awarded under the 2017 Plan on November 11, 2017 vest in equal increments on an annual basis over a five-year period.

VB Texas, Inc. 2006 Stock Option Plan

        In connection with our merger with VB Texas, Inc., we assumed the 2006 Plan, and each outstanding option to acquire shares of VB Texas, Inc. common stock that was outstanding at the effective time of the merger was converted into an option to purchase our common stock equal to the number of shares of VB Texas, Inc. common stock into which such options were exercisable immediately before the effective time multiplied by an exchange ratio. All of these options under the 2006 Plan became fully vested and immediately exercisable at the time of the merger with VB Texas, Inc. As of December 31, 2017, there were options outstanding to acquire 92,322 shares of our common stock under the 2006 Plan. The 2006 Plan expired by its terms on October 25, 2016, and no additional options may be granted under its terms.

CBFH, Inc. 2014 Stock Option Plan

        In May 2014 our board of directors adopted the 2014 Plan, which was approved by our shareholders in May 2014. The 2014 Plan was adopted to attract and retain the best available personnel for positions of substantial responsibility, to provide additional incentives to selected employees and to promote the success of the Company's business by offering these individuals an opportunity to acquire a proprietary interest in the success of the Company, or to increase this interest, by permitting them to receive shares of common stock of the Company. The maximum number of shares which may be issued pursuant to grants under the 2014 Plan is 1,127,200 shares of our common stock. As of the December 31, 2017, there were options outstanding to acquire 168,000 shares of our common stock under the 2014 Plan.

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CBTX, Inc. 2017 Omnibus Incentive Plan

        In September 2017 our shareholders approved the 2017 Plan, which was previously approved by our board of directors. The purposes of the 2017 Plan will be to provide additional incentives to selected officers, employees, non-employee directors and consultants, to strengthen their commitment, motivate them to faithfully and diligently perform their responsibilities and to attract and retain competent and dedicated persons who are essential to the growth and success of our business and whose efforts will impact our long-term growth and profitability. The 2017 Plan will provide for the issuance of stock options, stock appreciation rights, or SARs, restricted stock, restricted stock units, or RSUs, stock bonuses, other stock-based awards and cash awards. We have reserved for issuance under the 2017 Plan 600,000 shares of our common stock. In November 2017, we granted 212,580 shares of restricted stock under the 2017 Plan to our directors, executive officers and certain key employees.

Director Compensation

        We pay our directors based on the director's participation in board of directors meetings held throughout the year, and the Bank pays its directors based on the director's participation in board of directors and committee meetings. During fiscal 2017, directors received $2,500 per board meeting attended. Additionally, the chairman of each committee will receive a fee of $5,000 per meeting attended, and the other members of each committee will receive a fee of $2,500 per meeting attended. Directors also received $1,000 per Bank board meeting attended and $200 per Bank committee meeting attended for their services as directors of the Bank. During 2017, directors also received an additional one-time payment of an amount equivalent to the Bank board meeting fee at Christmas.

        The following table sets forth compensation paid, earned or awarded during 2017 to each of our directors other than Robert R. Franklin, Jr. and Pat Parsons, whose compensation is described above in "Summary Compensation Table." The table also includes compensation earned by each director that is attributable to his service as a director of the Bank.

Name
  Fee Earned or
Paid in Cash
($)
  Stock Awards
($)(1)
  All Other
Compensation
($)
  Total
Compensation
($)
 

Michael A. Havard

    42,700     95,371         138,071  

Tommy W. Lott

    45,800     95,371         141,171  

Glen W. Morgan

    33,500     95,371         128,871  

Joe E. Penland, Sr. 

    41,100     95,371         136,471  

Wayne A. Reaud

    41,100     95,371         136,471  

Joseph B. Swinbank

    53,900     95,371         149,271  

Sheila G. Umphrey

    10,000     95,371         105,371  

John E. Williams, Jr. 

    30,000     95,371         125,371  

William E. Wilson, Jr. 

    34,800     95,371         130,171  

(1)
As required by SEC rules, amounts in this column represent the aggregate grant date fair value of stock-based compensation expense as required by FASB ASC Topic 718 Stock Based Compensation. A discussion of the assumptions used to value the restricted stock and nonqualified stock option awards are contained in the notes to the Company's financial statements under Note 17. "Stock-Based Compensation" included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

        Directors are also entitled to the protection provided by the indemnification provisions in our amended and restated certificate of formation and amended and restated bylaws, and, to the extent they are directors of the Bank, the articles of association and bylaws of the Bank.

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Compensation Policies and Practices and Risk Management

        We do not believe any risks arise from our compensation policies and practices for our executive officers and other employees that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on our operations, results of operations or financial condition.

Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

        None of our executive officers served as (a) a member of a compensation committee (or other board committee performing equivalent functions or, in the absence of any such committee, the entire board) of another entity, one of whose executive officers served on the Company's Compensation Committee, (b) a director of another entity, one of whose executive officers served on the Company's Compensation Committee or (c) a member of the compensation committee (or other board committee performing equivalent functions or, in the absence of any such committee, the entire board) of another entity, one of whose executive officers served as a director of the Company.

        During the year ended December 31, 2017, the members of our Compensation Committee were Messrs. Havard (Chairman), Lott, Penland, Reaud and Swinbank. None of the members of the Compensation Committee (a) was an officer or employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries in 2017, (b) was formerly an officer or employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or (c) had any relationship that required disclosure under the section titled "Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions" other than Mr. Reaud. We routinely purchase advertising space in local newspapers in the areas in which the Company operates. The Examiner is the primary local newspaper for the Beaumont, Texas area and is a publication of The Examiner Corporation. Mr. Reaud is the sole shareholder of The Examiner Corporation. We paid The Examiner Corporation the following amounts since January 1, 2014, approximately: $82,782 in fiscal year 2014; $101,011 in fiscal year 2015; $94,336 in fiscal year 2016; and $191,950 in fiscal year 2017 (which includes a prepayment for 2018 advertisements).

Equity Compensation Plan Information

        The following table summarizes our equity compensation plan information as of December 31, 2017.

Plan Category
  Number of Shares to be
Issued Upon Exercise of
Outstanding Options,
Warrants and Rights
  Weighted Average
Exercise Price of
Outstanding Options,
Warrants and Rights
  Number of Shares Remaining
available for Future Issuance
Under Equity Compensation
Plans (excluding column (a))
 
 
  (a)
  (b)
  (c)
 

Equity compensation plans approved by shareholders(1)

    168,000   $ 18.85     1,346,620  

Equity compensation plans not approved by shareholders(2)

             

Total

    168,000   $ 18.85     1,346,620  

(1)
The number of shares available for future issuance includes 387,420 shares available under the Company's 2017 Omnibus Incentive Plan (which allows for the issuance of options, as well as various other stock-based awards) and 959,200 shares available under the Company's 2014 Stock Option Plan.

(2)
The number of shares to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights excludes 92,322 options with a weighted-average exercise price of $10.82 to be issued under a stock option plan the Company assumed in a 2006 acquisition.

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CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PERSON TRANSACTIONS

        Certain of our officers, directors and principal shareholders, as well as their immediate family members and affiliates, are customers of, or have or have had transactions with, the Bank or us in the ordinary course of business. These transactions include deposits, loans, and other financial services related transactions. Related person transactions are made in the ordinary course of business, on substantially the same terms, including interest rates and collateral (where applicable), as those prevailing at the time for comparable transactions with persons not related to us, and do not involve more than normal risk of collectability or present other features unfavorable to us. Our loans and deposits with these parties have been made and accepted in compliance with applicable regulations and our written policies. We expect to continue to have such transactions on similar terms and conditions with such officers, directors and shareholders and their affiliates in the future.

        Lindsay, Lindsay & Parsons, Attorneys at Law has represented us in various legal matters. Mr. Parsons is a member of our board of directors and his son is a partner at Lindsay, Lindsay & Parsons, Attorneys at Law. We paid legal fees of $60,584 for fiscal 2017.

        We routinely purchase advertising space in local newspapers in the areas in which the Company operates. The Examiner is the primary local newspaper for the Beaumont, Texas area and is a publication of The Examiner Corporation. Mr. Reaud is the sole shareholder of The Examiner Corporation. We paid The Examiner Corporation $191,950 for fiscal 2017 (which includes a prepayment for 2018 advertisements).

        Transactions by us with related persons are subject to regulatory requirements and restrictions. These requirements and restrictions include Sections 23A and 23B of the Federal Reserve Act (which govern certain transactions by the Bank with its affiliates) and the Federal Reserve's Regulation O (which governs certain loans by the Bank to its executive officers, directors, and principal shareholders).

        In addition, we have adopted a written Related Person Transactions Policy which provides that any related person transaction is generally prohibited unless the Audit Committee determines that such transaction is fair to the Company and, if necessary, the Company has developed an appropriate plan to manage any conflicts of interest.

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BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF THE COMPANY'S COMMON STOCK BY MANAGEMENT AND PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY

        The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of the Company's common stock as of April 2, 2018, by (1) directors and named executive officers of the Company, (2) each person who is known by the Company to own beneficially 5% or more of the Company's common stock and (3) all directors and executive officers as a group. Unless otherwise indicated, based on information furnished by such shareholders, management of the Company believes that each person has sole voting and dispositive power over the shares indicated as owned by such person.

        Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with rules of the SEC and generally includes any shares over which a person exercises sole or shared voting and/or investment power. Shares of common stock subject to options currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days are deemed outstanding for computing the percentage ownership of the person holding the options but are not deemed outstanding for computing the percentage ownership of any other person. Except as otherwise indicated, we believe the beneficial owners of common stock listed below, based on information furnished by them, have sole voting and investment power with respect to the number of shares listed opposite their names. Unless otherwise noted, the address for each Director and Named Executive Officer listed on the table below is: c/o CBTX, Inc., 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77046.

Name of Beneficial Owner
  Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned
  Percentage
Beneficially
Owned(1)
 

Directors and Named Executive Officers:

             

Robert R. Franklin, Jr. 

    275,217 (2)   1.1 %

J. Pat Parsons

    122,467 (3)   *  

Michael A. Havard

    43,410 (4)   *  

Tommy W. Lott

    210,530 (5)   *  

Glen W. Morgan

    1,219,330 (6)   4.8 %

Joe E. Penland, Sr. 

    1,219,330 (7)   4.8 %

Wayne A. Reaud

    1,225,330 (8)   4.9 %

Joseph B. Swinbank

    229,390 (9)   *  

Sheila G. Umphrey

    1,219,410 (10)   4.8 %

John E. Williams, Jr. 

    1,227,010 (11)   4.9 %

William E. Wilson, Jr. 

    58,000 (12)   *  

Robert T. Pigott, Jr. 

    63,300 (13)   *  

Directors and Executive Officers as a group (18 persons)

    7,320,566 (14)   29.1 %

*
Represents beneficial ownership of less than 1%.

(1)
Percentages are based on 25,190,434 Common Shares issued and outstanding at April 2, 2018. For purposes of computing the percentage of outstanding Common Shares held by any individual listed in this table, any Common Shares that such person has the right to acquire pursuant to the exercise of a stock option that are exercisable or will vest within 60 days of April 2, 2018 are deemed to be outstanding, but are not deemed to be outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.

(2)
Includes (i) 245,217 shares held by Mr. Franklin individually and (ii) 30,000 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards. Mr. Franklin has pledged 203,200 shares as collateral to secure outstanding debt obligations.

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(3)
Includes (i) 31,080 shares held by Mr. Parsons individually, (ii) 81,387 shares held jointly by Mr. Parsons and his spouse, and (iii) 10,000 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(4)
Includes (i) 40,000 shares held by Mr. Havard individually, (ii) 80 shares that Mr. Havard has shared voting and investment power over pursuant to a power of attorney and disclaims beneficial ownership of, and (iii) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(5)
Includes (i) 207,200 shares held by Mr. Lott individually and (ii) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(6)
Includes (i) 574,974 shares held by Mr. Morgan individually, (ii) 641,026 shares held by the Grace Trust of which Mr. Morgan serves as the trustee, and (iii) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(7)
Includes (i) 331,364 shares held by Mr. Penland individually, (ii) 160,000 shares held by the Penland Foundation of which Mr. Penland serves as the trustee, (iii) 724,636 shares held by Tram Road Partners LP of which Mr. Penland is the trustee, and (iv) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards. Tram Road Partners LP has pledged 724,636 shares as collateral to secure outstanding debt obligations.

(8)
Includes (i) 1,216,000 shares held by Mr. Reaud individually, (ii) 2,000 shares held by the Adriana Victoria Oxford Trust of which Mr. Reaud serves as trustee, (iii) 2,000 shares held by the Alaina Daniell Oxford Trust of which Mr. Reaud serves as trustee, (iv) 2,000 shares held by the Gabriella Elizabeth Oxford Trust of which Mr. Reaud serves as trustee, and (v) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(9)
Includes (i) 124,460 shares held by Mr. Swinbank individually, (ii) 101,600 shares held by the JBS/STS Grandchildren's Trust of which Mr. Swinbank has voting power, and (iii) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(10)
Includes (i) 1,216,000 shares held by the Umphrey II Family Limited Partnership of which Ms. Umphrey is a limited partner and has shared voting and investment power, (ii) 80 shares held by Ms. Umphrey's spouse individually and to which Ms. Umphrey disclaims beneficial ownership of, except to the extent of pecuniary interest therein, if any, and (iii) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(11)
Includes (i) 1,223,680 shares held by Mr. Williams individually and (ii) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards. Mr. Williams has pledged 1,216,000 shares as collateral to secure outstanding debt obligations.

(12)
Includes (i) 22,670 shares held by Mr. Wilson individually, (ii) 24,000 shares held by Mr. Wilson's individual retirement account, (iii) 8,000 shares held by the Caldwell McFadden Mineral Trust of which Mr. Wilson serves as the trustee, and (iv) 3,330 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(13)
Includes (i) 32,646 shares held by Mr. Pigott's individual retirement accounts, (ii) 2,500 shares held jointly by Mr. Pigott and his spouse, (iii) 18,154 shares issuable upon the exercise of stock options within 60 days of April 2, 2018, and (iv) 10,000 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards.

(14)
Includes (i) 7,122,202 shares held by the directors and executive officers, (ii) 58,394 shares issuable upon the exercise of stock options within 60 days of April 2, 2018, and (iii) 139,970 shares outstanding pursuant to restricted stock awards. Individuals in this group have separately pledged a total of 2,168,956 shares as collateral to secure outstanding debt obligations of such individuals.

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Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

        Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act, requires our directors and executive officers and persons who own more than ten percent of our outstanding common stock to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership of our equity securities, including our common stock with the SEC. Such persons are required by the SEC's regulations to furnish us with copies of all reports they file pursuant to Section 16.

        Based solely on a review of the reports furnished to us, or written representations from reporting persons that all reportable transactions were reported, we believe that during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 our officers, directors and greater than ten percent owners timely filed all reports they were required to file under Section 16(a).

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AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT

        Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in any of the Company's previous or future filings under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act that might incorporate this proxy statement or future filings with the SEC, in whole or in part, the following report of the Audit Committee shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any such filing.

        The Audit Committee oversees the Company's financial reporting process on behalf of the board. Management has the primary responsibility for preparing the Company's financial statements and the reporting process, including developing, maintaining and evaluating the Company's internal control over financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. In fulfilling its oversight responsibilities, the Audit Committee reviewed and discussed with management the Company's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, including a discussion of the quality, not just the acceptability, of the accounting principles, the reasonableness of significant judgments, and the clarity of disclosures in the financial statements.

        The Audit Committee discussed with Grant Thornton LLP their audit of the Company's 2017 financial statements, including the Company's internal control over financial reporting. During 2017, the Audit Committee met with Grant Thornton LLP, with and without management present, to discuss the results of their examinations, their evaluations of the Company's internal control over financial reporting, and the overall quality of the Company's financial reporting. In addition, the Audit Committee discussed with Grant Thornton LLP the matters required to be discussed pursuant to auditing standards adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, and such other matters as are required to be discussed with the Audit Committee under generally accepted auditing standards. The Audit Committee also discussed with Grant Thornton LLP the auditors' independence from management and the Company, including the matters in the written disclosures and the letter from Grant Thornton LLP required by the PCAOB, considered the compatibility of non-audit services with the auditors' independence and concluded that the auditor's independence had been maintained.

        Based on its review and discussions noted above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Company's board that the audited financial statements be included in the annual report to shareholders on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

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DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS FOR 2019 ANNUAL MEETING

        If a shareholder desires to submit a shareholder proposal pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act for inclusion in the proxy statement for the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, such proposal and supporting statements, if any, must be received by us at the Company's principal executive office no later than December 14, 2018. Any such proposal must comply with the requirements of Rule 14a-8.

        In addition, our bylaws provide that only such business which is properly brought before a shareholder meeting will be conducted. For business, other than nomination of directors, to be properly brought before a meeting, notice must be received by the Secretary of the Company at the address below not less than 90 nor more than 120 calendar days prior to the first anniversary of the preceding year's annual meeting. The Secretary of the Company, therefore, must receive notice of any business to be considered at our 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, no earlier than January 16, 2019 and no later than February 15, 2019. Additionally, for nominations of persons for election to the Board to be properly made at a meeting by a shareholder, notice must be received by the Secretary of the Company at the address below, not less than 120 nor more than 150 calendar days prior to the first anniversary of the preceding year's annual meeting. The Secretary of the Company, therefore, must receive notice of shareholder nomination for candidates no earlier than December 17, 2018 and no later than January 16, 2019.

        However, in the case of shareholder proposals and shareholder nominations, if the date of the annual meeting is advanced more than 30 calendar days prior to such anniversary date or delayed more than 60 calendar days after such anniversary date then the notice must be received no later than the later of 70 calendar days prior to the date of the annual meeting or the close of business on the 7th calendar day following the earlier of the date on which notice of the annual meeting is first mailed by or on behalf of the Company or the day on which public announcement is first made of the date of the annual meeting. All notices to us must also provide certain information set forth in the Company's bylaws. A copy of the Company's bylaws may be obtained upon written request to the Secretary of the Company.

        Shareholder proposals and nominations should be submitted to the Secretary of the Company and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, respectively, at CBTX, Inc., 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77046.


OTHER MATTERS

        The board does not intend to bring any other matter before the annual meeting and does not know of any other matters that are to be presented for action at the annual meeting. However, if any other matter does properly come before the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof, the proxies will be voted in accordance with the discretion of the person or persons voting the proxies.

        You are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting. Regardless of whether you plan to attend the annual meeting, you are urged to complete, date, sign and return the enclosed proxy in the accompanying envelope at your earliest convenience.

    By Order of the Board of Directors,

 

 

GRAPHIC

 

 

Robert R. Franklin, Jr.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Houston, Texas
April 6, 2018

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MMMMMMMMMMMM . MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM C123456789 000004 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext 000000000.000000 ext ENDORSEMENT_LINE______________ SACKPACK_____________ Electronic Voting Instructions Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Instead of mailing your proxy, you may choose one of the voting methods outlined below to vote your proxy. VALIDATION DETAILS ARE LOCATED BELOW IN THE TITLE BAR. Proxies submitted by the Internet or telephone must be received by 1:00 a.m., Central Time, on May 16, 2018. MR A SAMPLE DESIGNATION (IF ANY) ADD 1 ADD 2 ADD 3 ADD 4 ADD 5 ADD 6 Vote by Internet • Go to www.envisionreports.com/CBTX • Or scan the QR code with your smartphone • Follow the steps outlined on the secure website Vote by telephone • Call toll free 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) within the USA, US territories & Canada on a touch tone telephone • Follow the instructions provided by the recorded message Using a black ink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in this example. Please do not write outside the designated areas. q IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. q Proposals — The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” the nominees below and “FOR” proposal 2 below. 1. Election of Directors: (i) Class I Directors to serve on the board of directors of the Company until the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders. + (ii) Class II Directors to serve on the board of directors of the Company until the Company’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders. (iii) Class III Directors to serve on the board of directors of the Company until the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. For Withhold For Withhold For Withhold 01 - Robert R. Franklin, Jr. 05 - Glen W. Morgan 09 - Sheila G. Umphrey 02 - J. Pat Parsons 06 - Joe E. Penland, Sr. 10 - John E. Williams, Jr. 03 - Michael A. Havard 07 - Wayne A. Reaud 11 - William E. Wilson 04 - Tommy W. Lott 08 - Joseph B. Swinbank For All 11 Nominees ForAgainst Abstain 2. Ratification of Grant Thornton LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the year ending December 31, 2018. Authorized Signatures — This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. — Date and Sign Below Please sign your name as it appears on the stock certificate(s) issued to you. If held by more than one owner, each owner must sign. Trustees, administrators, etc. should include full title. A corporation should provide its full name and the title of the authorized officer signing this Proxy Card. Date (mm/dd/yyyy) — Please print date below. Signature 1 — Please keep signature within the box. Signature 2 — Please keep signature within the box. MMMMMMMC 1234567890 IF VOTING BY MAIL, YOU MUST COMPLETE SECTIONS A - C ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS CARD. J N T MR A SAMPLE (THIS AREA IS SET UP TO ACCOMMODATE 140 CHARACTERS) MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND MR A SAMPLE AND + 1 U P X3 7 3 9 1 3 1 02TGLC MMMMMMMMM B A Annual Meeting Proxy Card1234 5678 9012 345 X IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION

 


. Important Notice regarding the Internet availability of proxy materials for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The 2018 Proxy Statement and Annual Report are available at: www.communitybankoftx.com under Investor Relations. q IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. q Proxy — CBTX, Inc. + 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON MAY 16, 2018 5999 Delaware, Beaumont, Texas 77706 THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE CBTX, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS The undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Robert R. Franklin, Jr. and J. Pat Parsons jointly and severally with the full power of substitution and revocation, as proxies to represent and to vote for and on behalf of the undersigned, with all the powers that the undersigned would possess if personally present, all of the shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of CBTX, Inc. (the “Company”), that the undersigned would be entitled to vote if then personally present at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held at 5999 Delaware, Beaumont, Texas in the third floor Board Room on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., Central time, and at any adjournments or postponements thereof, on the matters and proposals set forth in the Notice of the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders dated April 6, 2018, and which may properly come before the 2018 Annual Meeting in accordance with directions contained in this Proxy Card. This proxy, when properly executed, will be voted in the manner directed herein by the undersigned Shareholder. If no direction is made, this proxy will be voted “FOR” the election of all of the director nominees named in Proposal 1, and “FOR” approval of Proposal 2. PLEASE MARK, SIGN, AND DATE THIS PROXY CARD AND PROMPTLY RETURN IT USING THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. THIS PROXY MAY BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME BEFORE IT IS VOTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING. Non-Voting Items Change of Address — Please print your new address below. Comments — Please print your comments below. Meeting Attendance Mark the box to the right if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting. + IF VOTING BY MAIL, YOU MUST COMPLETE SECTIONS A - C ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS CARD. C