MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to wildfires that have burned homes and businesses and displaced thousands of residents in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas, the First Tennessee Foundation will match donations from the public to the East Tennessee Red Cross, up to a total of $50,000, made through any First Tennessee financial center across the state.
"First Tennessee is proud to be Tennessee's bank, and we support our fellow Tennesseans in times of crisis," said Pam Fansler, First Tennessee president in East Tennessee. "Our thoughts and prayers are with our customers, friends and neighbors who have been affected by this tragedy." About the First Tennessee Foundation and First Tennessee Bank First Tennessee Bank was founded during the Civil War in 1864 and has the 14 th oldest national bank charter in the country. First Tennessee has one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country and the number one deposit market share in Tennessee. The First Tennessee Foundation is a Tennessee nonprofit corporation established in 1993. Both First Tennessee Bank and the First Tennessee Foundation are part of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by American Banker and Working Mother. More information is available at www.FirstTennessee.com and www.FirstTennesseeFoundation.com.