Franklin Synergy Bank Breaks Ground on Columbia Avenue in Franklin

Franklin, TN - April 30, 2009 - Franklin Synergy Bank broke ground on Friday, April 24, at its future corporate headquarters in the 700 block of Columbia Avenue in Franklin. Franklin Synergy will also operate a branch in the 17,000 square foot building, next door to The TMA Group/Franklin Transit Authority.

Jim Cross’ Century Construction Company, Inc. in Franklin will build the Franklin Synergy Bank headquarters designed by Robin Hood at Crossroads Architecture in Nashville. The property is being developed by Franklin Square Partners, led by Hank Brockman. Construction is estimated to be completed late spring 2010.

“Franklin and Williamson County is our home,” said Richard Herrington, Franklin Synergy President. “We want to be at the center of business activity in our community, which is downtown Franklin. This has always been our plan.”

“We are proud to be part of the revitalization of the Columbia Avenue corridor,” added Herrington. “We see Franklin’s business district moving south along Columbia Avenue, and we want to be a leader in that movement. Our new home will make a statement about the future of our community and the future of banking in Franklin.”

Franklin Synergy currently operates a branch on Fourth Avenue North in the historic Bennett House. That location will close once the Columbia Avenue headquarters is complete. The Franklin Synergy Bank team currently at the Bennett House, including Jody Bowman, Jere Pewitt and Barbara Fleming will all move to the Columbia Avenue headquarters. The Cool Springs branch on Aspen Grove Drive will remain open as will the Mortgage origination office in the Synergy Park in Brentwood.

Franklin Synergy Bank opened in November 2007 in Cool Springs, offering a unique combination of the traditional values of community banking, such as trust, competence and expediency, with innovative, technology-based delivery systems. In 2008, Franklin Synergy opened a branch in Franklin and a mortgage origination office in Brentwood.