Salaries and employee benefits costs declined in the second quarter of 2012 from the first quarter of 2012 primarily due to the anticipated reduction in various benefits-related charges. Carpenter noted that he anticipates the quarterly expense run rate for the remaining two quarters of 2012 to remain fairly consistent with that of the second quarter.WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION Pinnacle will host a webcast and conference call at 8:30 a.m. (CT) on July 18, 2012, to discuss second quarter 2012 results and other matters. To access the call for audio only, please call 1-877-602-7944. For the presentation and streaming audio, please access the webcast on the investor relations page of Pinnacle's website at www.pnfp.com. For those unable to participate in the webcast, it will be archived on the investor relations page of Pinnacle's website at www.pnfp.com for 90 days following the presentation. 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 Financial Partners 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 Oct. 2000 and has since grown to over $4.9 billion in assets at June 30, 2012. At June 30, 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.