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First Tennessee Foundation makes $40,000 contribution to Northeast State Community College Foundation

Blountville, TN
01/15/2018 02:17 PM
First Tennessee Foundation has announced a $40,000 commitment to Northeast State Community College Foundation in the amount of $40,000 as a pledge to the “50 for 50 Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence Capital Campaign”. This gift will support a new state-of-the-art student technology center and will be used as a challenge to raise the additional funds needed for the project.... Read more

Olive Oil Divine awarded KOSBE "Excellence In Retail"

Johnson City, TN
12/29/2017 10:42 AM
The KOSBE Excellence In Retail Award promotes economic impact for the Tri-Cities by recognizing Olive Oil Divine as leading by example and making an extraordinary contribution to the communities they do business in. Olive Oil Divine exemplifies leadership and excellence in overcoming adversity, and a passion for helping others succeed. Olive Oil Divine serves as an inspirational leader to other local small businesses, and they model best practices that will progress the region as a whole.... Read more

First Horizon announces bonus for employees

Memphis, TN
12/22/2017 02:32 PM
Following a year of impressive performance by First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), and in connection with recent tax reform efforts, First Horizon is offering bonuses to employees.

First Horizon will distribute $1,000 bonuses to eligible employees in January. The one-time payouts will be offered to employees who do not participate in company-sponsored bonus plans.... Read more

First Tennessee earns awards for best brand

Memphis, TN
12/15/2017 11:37 AM
First Tennessee Bank has received multiple national awards for its differentiated brand from Greenwich Associates as part of the group’s 2017 Greenwich Best Brand Awards.
In evaluating more than 750 banks, Greenwich Associates identified a select group of banks that performed at differentiated levels compared to peer institutions at the national level. First Tennessee won four awards recognizing its top evaluations from clients.... Read more

First Horizon National Corp. Completes Acquisition of Capital Bank Financial Corp.

Memphis, TN
12/01/2017 10:45 AM
First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE: FHN) announced today that it completed its acquisition of Capital Bank Financial Corp. (“Capital Bank Financial”). Effective November 30, 2017, Capital Bank Financial merged into First Horizon, and its subsidiary, Capital Bank Corporation, merged into First Tennessee Bank National Association.... Read more

First Tennessee presents 2017 contribution to United Way of Washington County

Johnson City, TN
12/01/2017 10:35 AM
First Tennessee recently presented the United Way of Washington County, TN with a contribution from its employees and its corporate contribution for the 2017 year. Pictured left to right: Michael Estes (2017 United Way Campaign Chair), Yvette Bryan (FTB Advisors Investment Officer and United Way Board Member), Jerome Julian (President and CEO of United Way), and Gerald Hallenbeck (First TN Northeast TN president).... Read more

Poor Boy Lawncare & Landscaping, General Shale Recognized for King University Restoration Project

Johnson City, TN
11/17/2017 10:41 AM
General Shale, one of North America’s largest brick, stone and concrete block manufacturers, and Poor Boy Lawncare & Landscaping received an honorable mention in the 2017 Hardscapes North America (HNA) Awards for a King University restoration project.... Read more

First Tennessee, Red Rock Advisors partner to bring value to clients

Memphis, TN
11/15/2017 05:07 PM
First Tennessee Bank, the regional bank of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), is adding a new set of resources to more comprehensively serve their business owner clients by partnering with Red Rock Advisors, an advisory firm specializing in business transition planning.

“We’ve worked with the Red Rock Advisors team for a number of years and have a high level of confidence in the expertise they will bring in assisting our business owner clients,” said Rhomes Aur, CEO of FTB Advisors. “This partnership with Red Rock positions First Tennessee to be an integral advisor in helping our clients achieve their personal and business goals.”

Red Rock Advisors acts as a guide for business owners to help them to navigate the complex questions that must be addressed to effectively enhance the value in their businesses today with an eye toward securing a sound and positive transition or exit down the road.... Read more

Benchmark Home Loans Awarded Branch of the Year

Johnson City/Kingsport, TN
11/08/2017 09:28 AM
Benchmark Home Loans branches, Johnson City and  Kingsport have been awarded the prestigious Branch of the Year award by Benchmark Mortgage... Read more

Johnson City Parks and Recreation wins top awards

Johnson City, TN
11/02/2017 02:31 PM
JC Parks & Recreation recognized by TN Recreation & Parks Association... Read more

First Tennessee Bank named top bank in state by Money

Memphis, TN
11/01/2017 10:28 AM
First Tennessee Bank, the regional bank of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), has been selected by Money as the top bank in Tennessee for 2017.... Read more

General Shale Announces Acquisition of Columbus Brick Company

Johnson City, TN
10/31/2017 10:05 AM
General Shale, a leading U.S. manufacturer of brick, today announced that it has acquired Columbus Brick Company, a family-owned manufacturer located in Columbus, Mississippi.... Read more

General Shale Introduces Industry-Unique Impressionist Brick Series

Johnson City, TN
10/31/2017 09:58 AM
General Shale, one of North America’s largest brick, stone and concrete block manufacturers, announces the launch of its new Impressionist Brick Series, which provides architects with longer, thinner brick units for unique and sophisticated design options in both commercial and residential projects.... Read more

First Horizon Declares Quarterly Dividends

Memphis, TN
10/27/2017 02:37 PM
First Horizon National Corp.'s (NYSE:FHN) board of directors has approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $.09 per share. The dividend is payable January 2, 2018 to the common shareholders of record on November 3, 2017.

The board also approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $1,550.00 per share on First Horizon’s Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A ("Series A Preferred Stock"). This equates to a cash dividend of $.387500 per Depositary Share (NYSE:FHN PrA), which each represent a 1/4000th interest in a share of the Series A Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable January 10, 2018 to shareholders of record on December 22, 2017.... Read more

Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Announces Strong Earnings for Third Quarter 2017

Knoxville, TN
10/23/2017 08:53 AM
Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: MCBI), the Knoxville, Tennessee-based bank holding company and parent of Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB), reported consolidated net income of $1.775 million for the third quarter of 2017, a 59 percent increase compared with $1.116 million for the third quarter of 2016.... Read more

First Horizon continues to gain momentum, demonstrates strong progress in 3Q17

Memphis, TN
10/13/2017 09:05 AM
Profitability and momentum remained strong, generating solid financial results in the third quarter at First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). Earnings per share increased 7 percent year over year. Net interest income was up 13 percent, driven by average total loan growth of 6 percent and growth in higher-return specialty areas such as loans to mortgage companies and asset-based lending. In the regional bank, average deposits were up 8 percent, revenue increased by 7 percent and First Tennessee maintained its number one deposit market share position in the state of Tennessee. Consolidated net interest margin expanded to 3.19 percent from 2.96 percent and returns and profitability improved with higher return on tangible common equity (ROTCE) and return on assets (ROA). Credit quality trends remain stable.... Read more

First Tennessee contributes support to Keystone Dental

Johnson City, TN
10/06/2017 09:42 AM
First Tennessee is proud to support the efforts of Keystone Dental in Johnson City, a nonprofit that provides basic dental care to adults.
Dr. Jerry Leger, Bob Powell and Lisa Eggers of Keystone Dental receive a check from Donna Shipley, First Tennessee Financial Center Manager and Keystone Dental board member, and Gerald Hallenback, First Tennessee's Northeast Tennessee regional president.... Read more

FTB Advisors announces new financial advisor

Johnson City, TN
10/05/2017 12:21 PM
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. –  FTB Advisors has named Derek Brown as a new financial advisor in Johnson City. Brown has worked in the financial services industry since 2006 and will focus on providing retirement income planning. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in addition to licenses for FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 and Life and Health Insurance.... Read more

First Tennessee Bank, Pinnacle Financial Partners resolve litigation

Memphis, TN
09/27/2017 05:08 PM
First Tennessee Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners are pleased to announce that they have resolved the dispute that led to a lawsuit. Terry Turner, CEO of Pinnacle, stated, “I deeply regret that this came about and that anything we did may have caused it.” There will be no further comment from either bank.
About First Tennessee Bank
First Tennessee, the largest bank headquartered in Tennessee, was founded in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. The American Banker named First Tennessee No. 5 on its list of the Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks. The FTB Advisors wealth management group has 316 financial advisors and $28.5 billion in assets under administration. First Tennessee, FTN Financial and FTB Advisors are part of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), which has 4,300 employees. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Working Mother and American Banker. More information is available at
About Pinnacle Financial Partners
Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. The firm earned a place on Fortune’s 2017 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S., Fortune Best Workplaces for Women and American Banker recognized Pinnacle as the sixth-best bank to work for in 2017. The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $20.9 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. Pinnacle operates in 11 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia. Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the NASDAQ Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at Read more

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