NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Tennessee Bank, a 151-year-old company with a 20-year reputation as one of the best places to work in the country, has been named a 2015 top workplace by the Tennessean. And the Tennessee-based bank is looking to fill 40 jobs in and around Nashville. First Tennessee's parent company is First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN).

First Tennessee's most recent honor as a top workplace was determined by employee responses to a survey. The Tennessean partnered with Workplace Dynamics to find which Middle Tennessee companies are most valued by employees. First Tennessee is known for a strong corporate culture that empowers employees and its commitment to diversity and its communities.

"We're excited about this honor because it's based on what employees say," said Carol Yochem of Nashville, president of First Tennessee's Middle Tennessee region. "Our employees are our competitive advantage, and this honor confirms that our focus on attracting the best people and giving them the support they need to excel is paying off."

Potential employees looking for a great place to work have opportunities at First Tennessee. The bank has about 40 job openings in Middle Tennessee, many created when employees were promoted internally. More information on the job openings is available on First Tennessee's website.

First Tennessee has a long record of honors as a great place to work and the top bank in its communities. Forbes, American Banker and Working Mother magazine have said First Tennessee and First Horizon are among the country's best employers, and First Tennessee has received scores of "best bank" honors from Tennessee newspapers including The Commercial Appeal and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

About First Tennessee

First Tennessee is part of the First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) family of companies. The 4,300 employees of First Horizon provide financial services through more than 170 bank locations in and around Tennessee and 26 FTN Financial offices in the U.S. The company was founded during the Civil War in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country. FTN Financial is a capital markets industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional customers. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Forbes, Working Mother and American Banker magazines. More information is available at

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