Teresa Matthews Joins Franklin Synergy Bank as Vice President

TeresaMatthews.jpgFranklin, TN - January 31, 2008 - Local banker Teresa Matthews has joined Franklin Synergy Bank as Vice President and Mortgage Operations Officer. The appointment was announced Thursday by Franklin Synergy Bank President Richard Herrington. Matthews will be based at the bank's Aspen Brook Village location in Cool Springs.

"Teresa has great experience in all facets of mortgage operations, including underwriting, closing, secondary marketing and compliance. That experience is important in today's economic climate," commented Herrington.

Prior to joining Franklin Synergy Bank, Matthews served as Vice President and Mortgage Operations Manager at Cumberland Bank from March 2004 until the bank's sale. She also served Assistant Vice President and Secondary Marketing Manager at Franklin Financial Mortgage Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin National Bank.

Matthews, a graduate of Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, is a recipient of the Mortgage Bankers Association Certificate of Achievement for Secondary Mortgage Management.

Franklin Synergy Bank opened in November 2007, offering a unique combination of the traditional values of community banking, such as trust, competence and expediency, with innovative, technologically-advanced delivery systems. This combination creates synergy, a process in which the sum of tailored banking products, advanced technology and dedicated bankers define a superior banking experience for our customers.