Pinnacle also joins a number of its primary competitors who operate under state banking charters, such as SunTrust, Regions and Fifth Third Bank.Pinnacle was recently recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trusted Companies and has consistently been named a “Best Place to Work” by several publications. Pinnacle has the largest market share among businesses in Nashville with annual sales from $1 to $500 million, according to Greenwich Associates. Pinnacle provides a full range of banking, investment, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for small- to mid-sized businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. Comprehensive wealth management services, such as financial planning and trust, help clients increase, protect and distribute their assets. The firm began operations in a single downtown Nashville location in October 2000 and has since grown to over $4.79 billion in assets at March 31, 2012. At March 31, 2012, Pinnacle is the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, with 29 offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties and three offices in Knoxville. Additional information concerning Pinnacle can be accessed at www.pnfp.com. Certain of the statements in this release regarding the planned conversion of Pinnacle National Bank from a national association to a Tennessee state chartered bank may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The word “expects” is intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but other statements not based on historical information may also be considered forward-looking. The forward-looking statements included in this release are subject to the risk that the regulatory approvals required to consummate the conversion of Pinnacle National Bank from a national association to a Tennessee state chartered bank will not be received, and this risk may cause Pinnacle Financial’s actual achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements implied in the release. This risk is beyond Pinnacle Financial’s ability to control or predict, and readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Pinnacle Financial disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.