Franklin Synergy Bank Opens

Franklin, TN - November 5, 2007 - Franklin Synergy Bank, led by local banker Richard Herrington, opened this week with initial capitalization of $23 million. A formal Grand Opening Celebration will be held on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 9 A.M. at the bank's headquarters in Aspen Grove Village (3301 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 106, Franklin, Tennessee). Joining Herrington at Franklin Synergy are local bankers Ashley P. Hill, III, Lisa Musgrove, William W. Billington, Jr., Jocee Geraghty, Barbara Fleming, Sandy Green, Phyllis Bond, Andrew Tabb and Al Dorsey.

Franklin Synergy Bank provides a full range of banking products and services focused on consumers, local businesses and their owners, real estate lending and non-profit organizations. According to Herrington, Franklin Synergy Bank utilizes advanced banking technologies to serve customers from a single initial location. He noted Franklin Synergy's Workplace Banking product, Desktop Deposit and 24-Hour Online Banking as examples of the bank's technological capability that will provide businesses and consumers attractive, time-saving benefits.

"During our organizational phase, we recruited 25 banking professionals to Franklin Synergy Bank, most of whom have significant experience in local banking," commented Herrington. "We combined an experienced banking team with advanced banking technology and significant capitalization to deliver customized service to Franklin residents and businesses."

Members of the Board of Directors include Herrington; Hank Brockman, private investor; Bill Harlin, Chief Executive Officer of Harlinsdale Farms; Dr. David Kemp, Kemp Orthodontics; Saul Komisar, President of Protherics, Inc.; Scott McWilliams, Chief Executive Officer of Ozburn Hessey Logistics and Paul Pratt, Jr., Vice President of Full Service Insurance.