April 2009 E-News Bulletin

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Welcome to the Franklin Financial Network News Bulletin!

Dear Friends,

I am often asked, “Why should I pick one bank over another: aren’t they all the same?” I obviously have a biased perspective, but I believe there are certain variables that differentiate banks from one another:

  • The people involved with the bank
  • Commitment to the local community
  • Ability and willingness to meet your unique needs
  • Technology employed by the bank to make banking easier for you

Using these metrics as the basis for discussion, let me explain why we feel that Franklin Synergy Bank is different from other banks. Some would advise you to select a banker instead of a bank. The banker is the key to any long-term relationship, but it is important to understand who supports the banker. For the banker to be truly effective, support must start at the Board of Directors, continue through management, and be a commitment of the staff that supports the banker. Banking is too complex and complicated today for any one person to have all of the answers. At Franklin Synergy Bank, we have assembled a Board of Directors, an experienced management team, and a team of banking professionals with two important characteristics: (1) we are local and (2) we are dedicated to our customers. The current economic crisis has clearly differentiated local banks from out-of-area banks. As a Williamson County bank, we are forever linked to one community; we cannot shift our focus or efforts to another geographic community. This gives us a strong economic bond to the community and a stake in the companies and individuals in this community. Getting a loan in difficult times is not the same experience if your bank is not invested in the community.

Every customer has unique banking needs, from remote deposit, to accounts receivable lending, to credit card processing, to CDs with differing maturities, to cash management services. Many banks pay “lip service” to a diverse and flexible product line, but at Franklin Synergy, we are committed to building and delivering services that meet your individual needs. For example, we recently introduced an identity theft solution to address the increasingly worrisome problem of identity theft. Our customers tell us that they are concerned about identity theft; we provide a solution that is reasonably priced and enrollment is simple. Visit our website at www.franklinsynergy.com for more information. In the past, choosing a bank had a lot to do with physical convenience. Internet banking has changed the definition of convenience from “location” convenience to easy access to financial information. Our internet banking system is among the best in the industry, but we’ve recently made it even better through e-Deposit, a new product that allows Franklin Synergy customers (individuals as well as businesses) to deposit items from home or office without the inconvenience of coming to the bank. We are the first local bank to provide this feature. It’s a busy world for all of us; we want to help you save time whenever possible. Our commitment to you is to be a different kind of banker: community-focused, customer driven, and technologically innovative. This was our goal from the day we opened less than eighteen months ago, and this will remain our goal as we continue to grow and mature as a bank. We are thankful for the opportunities you have provided our bank and we want to prove to you that we are different. Please give us the opportunity. We are waiting for your call.

Richard Herrington

Franklin Synergy Bank is FIRST in Williamson County with Consumer e-Deposit!

No other local bank currently offers consumers the convenience of remote deposit from your home or office! Want to make a deposit to your checking, savings or Money Market account on a Sunday or after banking hours during the week? No problem – just use your home flatbed scanner and save time and money.

Call your Franklin Synergy Banker TODAY at (615) 236-BANK (2265) to discover how easy it is to bank with Franklin Synergy Bank

With mortgage rates at a record low, you might be wondering whether now is a good time to buy or refinance a home. A number of factors affect that decision, but one factor remains constant - working with a mortgage banker you trust. While rate is important, it is even more critical to work with a financial partner you trust. Learn more about why rates are at an all-time low and how best to take advantage of today’s rates at www.franklinsynergy.com.

Call your Franklin Synergy Mortgage Banker at
(615) 564-6400 or (615) 236-2265

Notice of Annual Shareholder Meeting

Franklin Financial Network, Inc. will welcome all shareholders to our annual Shareholder Meeting at 5PM on Thursday, April 23rd. The meeting will be held at our Cool Springs branch – 3301 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 106

Franklin Synergy Bank Team News

Head Teller Gloria Cain welcomes our Franklin Synergy customers at our Aspen Grove location with a smile every day!

Gloria has more than 20 years of banking experience. She joined our Franklin Synergy family from the Brentwood branch of Green Bank (formerly Cumberland Bank). Gloria started her Middle Tennessee banking career at AmSouth Bank, prior to moving to Franklin National Bank in Franklin.

Gloria owned Sweet Originals Custom Candies in Ohio and served as a District Manager for Rite-Aid Pharmacies for 13 years.

We are fortunate to have a banking professional of Gloria’s talents at Franklin Synergy.

Meet Customer Service Representative Lisa Bushey

Lisa Bushey is a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, with a degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations. She joined our family in 2008 and serves Franklin Synergy customers at our Aspen Grove location.

Lisa was an intern at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida after college and also worked at Daytona Lagoon Water Park in Daytona Beach, Florida.

In this newsletter...


Our March 24th trip to the Cumberland County Playhouse to see Shenandoah, a stirring musical with timeless themes of war, peace, valor, patriotism, honor and conscience was a barrel of fun for our intrepid travelers. Many thanks to our own Lisa Bushey for accompanying us on the trip – our travel family enjoyed getting to know her! Enjoy the trip through our eyes…

Upcoming Travel…

Cumberland County Playhouse Presents

July 16, 2009
Join us for the Cumberland County Playhouse day trip!
Re-visit 1962 with Franklin Synergy Bank. The world was a simpler place - Cadillacs had fins, JFK was in the White House and John Glenn was in orbit. Get back to your roots – literally!
Total cost - $85
Final payment due June 29.

TUNICA! - September 15 & 16, 2009

Gamble on Tunica’s most luxurious Casino and Resort –

  • Double: $79 - Single: $99
  • Final Payment Date: August 28
  • Trip Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, Lodging at the Goldstrike Resort, Gratuities to our driver, Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and on the motor coach - snacks, juice, water and Continental Breakfast.

Mediterranean Legacies Cruise

October 16-31, 2009
($500 per person deposit due with reservation)
Venice, Italy - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Athens, Greece - Ephesus, Turkey - Monte Carlo/Nice, France - Naples, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Italy - Barcelona, Spain
14-night cruise with overnight stays in Venice, Ephesus and Rome
Call for pricing….
Final payment due no later than July 9

Enjoy the lights & sights of NEW YORK!

November 29 – December 2, 2009
It’s all here – just waiting for you during the Christmas Season!
Two Broadway Shows – Tavern on the Green – Dinner cruise
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Central Park - Times Square
Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty - · NBC Studios Tour
Rockefeller Plaza - · Fifth Avenue

Tour Cost: Double: $2,399 Single: $2,849
$500 per person deposit due with reservation
Final Payment Due: August 15, 2009
Cost includes round trip airfare, transfers to Nashville airport, deluxe hotel accommodations, all admissions, 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners, travel insurance, taxes and gratuities and more.

11-Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise
aboard Celebrity’s NEWEST Equinox
plus a pre-cruise package in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!

January 24 – February 5, 2010

Join your Franklin Synergy Bank friends on a spectacular 11-night Ultimate Caribbean cruise aboard Celebrity’s newest ship, Equinox. After our first night in Ft. Lauderdale and included breakfast we take an Airboat ride and see an Alligator show at Everglades Holiday Park before we board the Equinox for our cruise.

Ports of Call: George town, Grand Caymen; Cartagena, Columbia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico! We’ll also, enjoy 4 glorious days at sea.

Tour includes roundtrip airport transfers and airfare, one pre- night hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Airboat ride and Alligator Show at Everglades Holiday Park, transfers roundtrip ship to airport, port charges, taxes, 11 night cruise, shipboard gratuities, travel insurance, and more!

$450 per person ($900 per cabin) deposit due with reservation
Final payment due on or before October 14, 2009.

Call 615-236-4614 or email Sandy Green for reservations and more information.

Complete information about all of our great travel opportunities is available on our website at www.franklinsynergy.com. You can register for Franklin Synergy Bank travel Club trips online.

We look forward to the opportunity to earn your future business at Franklin Synergy Bank. You may reach your Franklin Synergy banker at (615) 236-BANK (2265) or on our website at www.franklinsynergy.com. Franklin Synergy Bank has 2 locations, our Cool Springs branch at 3301 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 106 and our Downtown Franklin branch at 134 Fourth Avenue North in the historic Bennett House. In addition, our Franklin Synergy Mortgage office is open at 7101 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100 in Brentwood. We appreciate your continued interest in Franklin Synergy Bank.

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