Great Place to Work ® named Pinnacle Financial Partners one of the best workplaces in the United States on its 2013 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published online today in FORTUNE. Pinnacle ranked No. 5 out of 25 on the medium-sized list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Now in its 10th year, the competition is divided into two categories: small (50-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees). This is the second consecutive year Pinnacle has earned a spot on the list. “We set out to build the best place to work in Tennessee when we were founded 13 years ago,” said Terry Turner, Pinnacle’s president and CEO. “We were very intentional about creating a culture where associates are engaged and want to come to work every day, so it’s rewarding that our work environment is recognized as one of the best in the entire country.” Pinnacle was selected among hundreds of great places to work across the country. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about benefits programs and company practices. Great Place to Work ® evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. To learn more about the winning elements of Pinnacle’s work environment, visit Pinnacle’s Great Place to Work company profile at http://www.greatplacetowork.com/2013-best-medium-workplaces/pinnacle-financial-partners. “The companies appearing on our Best Small & Medium Workplaces list help us achieve our mission by presenting others with an example to emulate,” said Robert Levering, CEO and cofounder of Great Place to Work ®. “These companies demonstrate that being an excellent employer leads to business success.” To see the 2013 Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com. About Pinnacle 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.