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1. Fed Numbers Show Memphis-Based Banks Getting Bigger, More Profitable -

A lingering story among banks based in Memphis is that the biggest banks keep getting bigger. And new figures from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis show that trend continued uninterrupted in the second quarter.

2. First Horizon Sees 12 Percent Gain in Net Income -

First Tennessee Bank’s parent company in the just-ended second quarter pulled a repeat of its performance in the first three months of 2016, with profit, earnings per share, loans and deposits all up over where they stood at this time last year.

3. First Horizon CFO Touts Growth Opportunities, Conservative Approach -

The chief financial officer of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company took a message of expansion, of stronger loan portfolios and being smarter than the competition about which deals to pursue in a meeting with analysts in New York City earlier this month.

4. First Horizon Reverses Loss in First Quarter -

With its first quarter results, First Tennessee Bank’s parent company is off to the kind of start to the year any large banking organization would love to report – a reversal of losses, abundant capital to deploy and metrics like loans and deposits trending in the right direction.

5. First Horizon CEO: 2015 Was a ‘Very Good Year’ -

The top brass at First Tennessee Bank’s parent company kicked off their first quarterly earnings presentation to analysts in 2016 with frequent allusion to some favorite themes.

6. First Horizon Chairman Joins Operation HOPE Board -

First Horizon National Corp. chairman, president and CEO Bryan Jordan has joined the board of Operation HOPE, which promotes financial literacy and educational tools in underserved communities.

7. First Horizon Chairman Joins Operation HOPE Board -

First Horizon National Corp. chairman, president and CEO Bryan Jordan has joined the board of Operation HOPE, which promotes financial literacy and educational tools in underserved communities.

8. Memphis Banking Officials Brace for Changes In New Year -

As he chatted about the Memphis banking market with a few guests in a conference room at his bank’s headquarters on Quail Hollow Road back in 2010, Magna Bank chairman, president and CEO Kirk Bailey looked into the future and imagined how local mergers must surely be on the way.

9. Fed: Memphis Banks See Q3 Improvement -

When Memphis-based Paragon Bank recently reported record third-quarter revenue, the highest total loans in the bank’s history and a big drop in nonperforming assets, Paragon CEO Robert Shaw was unequivocal.

10. First Horizon Set to Buy Back Shares, Keep Lid on Expenses -

The week’s end found the chairman and CEO of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company in a bit of a philosophical mood about his financial institution, First Horizon National Corp., as well as the industry as a whole.

11. First Horizon Closes on TrustAtlantic Acquisition -

First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Tennessee Bank, has closed on its acquisition of Raleigh, N.C.-based TrustAtlantic Bank.

12. First Horizon Closes On TrustAtlantic Acquisition -

First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Tennessee Bank, has closed on its acquisition of Raleigh, N.C.-based TrustAtlantic Bank.

13. Tony Allen: Memphis Pitchman in More Ways Than One -

He can turn up just about anywhere, do just about anything.

The NBA knows this because everyone has seen Tony Allen inside Klay Thompson’s jersey and Kevin Durant’s head.

14. Federal Reserve: Memphis Banks Steady in 2nd Quarter -

Talk to Metropolitan Bank CEO Curt Gabardi about his bank founded in 2008, and the story he’ll tell is of an institution today with the necessary resources and people to grow at a steady clip, in spite of a local banking landscape that’s fraught with competition.

15. First Tennessee Bank to Pay $212.5 Million for Bad Mortgage Loans -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – First Tennessee Bank has agreed to pay the U.S. government $212.5 million after admitting to making bad mortgage loans that left taxpayers footing the bill.

16. First Horizon National Reports $76.7 Million Loss in First Quarter -

Driven by a mortgage-related legal settlement announced in recent days, First Tennessee Bank’s parent company swung to a loss for the first quarter of 2015.

17. First Horizon Reports Q1 Loss -

Driven by a mortgage-related legal settlement announced in recent days, First Tennessee Bank’s parent company swung to a loss for the first quarter of 2015.

18. Events -

Society of Female Transportation Professionals Mid-South will host the second annual Blue Pump Gala Wednesday, March 18, at 5:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tickets are $50. Visit memphis.edu/setwc for details.

19. First Horizon Ends 2014 on Upswing -

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank wrapped up its 150th anniversary year by delivering $213 million in net income to shareholders, up from $24 million for 2013.

20. Health Leaders: Improvement Possible -

Tennessee’s place in the 2014 America’s Health Rankings makes one thing very clear: There’s a lot of room for improvement.

Tennessee ranked 42nd among all states in the annual analysis of the health of the nation conducted by UnitedHealth Foundation.

21. First Tennessee Grows Beyond Home State -

This year may mark its 150th anniversary, but 2014 has proven to be a significant period for First Tennessee Bank for reasons beyond the celebration of a milestone birthday.

22. First Horizon Reports Positive Third Quarter -

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank moved back to profitable territory for the third quarter from a loss during the same period in 2013, reporting net income of $45 million, or 19 cents a share, for the period ending Sept. 30.

23. First Horizon Swings Back to Quarterly Profit -

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank moved back to profitable territory for the third quarter from a loss during the same period in 2013, reporting net income of $45 million, or 19 cents a share, for the period ending Sept. 30.

24. First Horizon Reports Positive Quarter -

For the second quarter of its 150th anniversary year, the Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank reported growth in profit as well as increases in loans, while continuing to reduce the drag of the mortgage business the company sold in 2008.

25. Shelby County Mortgage Market Dips 2 Percent in May -

Sam Goff, a vice president of mortgage and senior loan originator with Independent Bank, said he’s “covered up” at the moment with requests for mortgage pre-qualifications.

26. Mortgage Market Up 8 Percent in April -

Sam Goff, a senior loan originator at Independent Bank, announced in a post to his Facebook followers last month that mortgage rates were at one point about as low as they’d been in 2014 so far.

27. First Horizon Grows Net Income in First Quarter -

The first earnings announcement of the 150th anniversary year for First Tennessee Bank’s parent company was one of those seemingly uncommon things in banking these days – a surprise to the upside.

28. First Horizon Grows Net Income in First Quarter -

The first earnings announcement of the 150th anniversary year for First Tennessee Bank’s parent company was one of those seemingly uncommon things in banking these days – a surprise to the upside.

29. Milestone Year -

The day after First Tennessee Bank celebrated its 150th birthday a few weeks ago by shooting fireworks over its Downtown Memphis headquarters, with executives and bank stakeholders mingling on a nearby hotel rooftop, the bank’s chairman, president and CEO looked back with pride at his bank’s long history.

30. First Tennessee Celebrates 150th Anniversary -

First Tennessee Bank is using Abraham Lincoln’s famed top hat as a symbol of the milestone the venerable financial institution is celebrating this year.

31. First Horizon Reports Profitable Quarter -

The first earnings presentation by the Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank in 2014 – its 150th anniversary – offered a recap of the fourth quarter, in which the company reported lower revenue but higher profit than during the year-ago period.

32. First Horizon Reports Profitable Quarter -

The first earnings presentation by the Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank in 2014 – its 150th anniversary – offered a recap of the fourth quarter, in which the company reported lower revenue but higher profit than during the year-ago period.

33. First Horizon Reports Profitable Quarter -

The first earnings presentation by the Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank in 2014 – its 150th anniversary – offered a recap of the fourth quarter, in which the company reported lower revenue but higher profit than during the year-ago period.

34. Performance Ranges Widely at Local Companies -

Here’s a snapshot of the recent performance of some of Memphis’ publicly traded companies – businesses that cast a shadow far beyond the Memphis city limits in industries including finance, package delivery and bioscience.

35. First Horizon Reports Third Quarter Loss -

The Memphis-based parent company of the largest bank based in Tennessee swung to a third quarter loss, with a $200 million addition to its mortgage repurchase reserve contributing to a loss for the quarter of $107.5 million.

36. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect -

Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.

37. First Horizon Copes With Customers’ Evolving Needs -

First Tennessee Bank will celebrate its 150th birthday in March. Leading up to that milestone, the way the venerable institution’s customers are engaging with its products and services is in the midst of a radical transformation – something that’s been the case for the last few years but the pace of which now is accelerating, the chief executive of the bank’s parent company told analysts this week.

38. Building the Future -

The CEO of the largest bank based in Memphis told analysts earlier this year on the company’s first-quarter earnings call that executives there are in the middle of rethinking the bank’s branch network.

39. Christ Community Health Services Names Hollabaugh Development Director -

Bonnie Hollabaugh has joined nonprofit Christ Community Health Services, the largest primary care provider in Memphis, as director of development. Hollabaugh’s nonprofit development experience includes extensive work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Girls Inc. of Memphis and Hutchison School.

40. First Horizon Posts Second Quarter Profit -

First Horizon National Corp. posted earnings per share of $0.17 for the second quarter – a “solid, but not great” period for the bank, in the words of one analyst.

41. This week in Memphis history: July 12-18 -

2008: Bryan Jordan was named president and CEO of First Horizon National Corp., replacing Jerry Baker as leader of the parent company of First Tennessee Bank. First Horizon reported a $19.1 million loss for the quarter.

42. Sevierville Bank Transferred to First Tennessee -

The 12 branches of Mountain National Bank of Sevierville reopened for business at the start of this week under the banner of First Tennessee Bank.

43. Outside Group Sends Warning to the Fed -

The Federal Advisory Council, a group of bankers that includes First Horizon National Corp. chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan and which advises the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, is concerned about several specific areas of the economy.

44. Outside Group Sends Warning to the Fed -

The Federal Advisory Council, a group of bankers that includes First Horizon National Corp. chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan and which advises the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, is concerned about several specific areas of the economy.

45. First Horizon Grows Profit in Quarter -

Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Tennessee Bank, kicked off its first quarterly earnings announcement of 2013 by meeting analyst expectations and reporting a profit of $42.2 million, up from $30.5 million during the first quarter of 2012.

46. First Horizon Grows Profit as Expenses Fall -

Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Tennessee Bank, kicked off its first quarterly earnings announcement of 2013 by meeting analyst expectations and reporting a profit of $42.2 million, up from $30.5 million during the first quarter of 2012.

47. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, April 10, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. First Horizon Corp. president and CEO Bryan Jordan will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

48. Events -

National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. A panel of businesswomen will discuss “How to Get the Job Done as a Woman CEO.” Cost is $35 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

49. Events -

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Tammie Vogel of International Paper will present “Where Do I Fit? Admins in a Team Environment.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

50. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Daniel Pink’s book “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” Friday, April 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at in-synksellhuman.eventbrite.com.

51. First Horizon Raises Dividend and Stock Buyback -

This is a good way to start 2013, First Horizon National Corp. chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan said about news the Memphis-based company released Wednesday afternoon:

First Horizon, the parent of First Tennessee Bank, is bumping up its quarterly dividend from a penny to now 5 cents.

52. First Horizon Posts $41 Million Profit -

Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp. booked a profit of $41 million in the fourth quarter and generated earnings in line with Wall Street expectations of 17 cents a share.

53. Planning for the Future -

A few months ago, CNBC broadcaster Jim “Mad Money” Cramer all but reached up to the TV screen on his set to high-five Bryan Jordan, president, CEO and chairman of First Horizon National Corp., whose image was there via satellite.

54. Negative Impact -

First Horizon National Corp. reported a $26 million profit for the third quarter and improved profitability in its regional banking and capital markets businesses, though the Memphis-based company’s results still missed Wall Street’s expectations.

55. James Haslam Retires From First Horizon Board -

James “Jimmy” Haslam has retired as a member of the board of directors of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company.

56. First Horizon Honored for Technology -

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank is one of the most tech-savvy banks around, according to the information technology trade publication InformationWeek.

57. First Horizon Reports Q2 Loss -

The Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank swung as expected to a second-quarter loss Friday, July 20, over mortgage buyback demand from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

58. MBGH Announces Conference Speakers -

Memphis Business Group on Health has announced the lineup for its annual conference, which will be held Sept. 6 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

59. Analyst: First Horizon Prime Buying Target -

In one analyst’s opinion, the parent company of First Tennessee Bank is one of the most attractive buying targets for large banks in the U.S. at the moment.

60. FHN Posts Profit, Increases Share Buyback to $200M -

The Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank reported a 12-cent per share profit for the first quarter before the stock market’s opening bell Thursday, April 19.

61. First Horizon CEO Touts Strengths -

Analysts are expecting the parent company of First Tennessee Bank to report a profit of 13 cents per share when it reports first quarter earnings Thursday.

62. Morgan Keegan Analyst: First Horizon Strong -

An analyst note from Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. published Sunday about the parent company of First Tennessee Bank says the Memphis-based banking company is in good shape.

63. First Horizon Posts Q4, Yearly Profit -

A little more than three years removed from the worst of the credit crisis and with a new chairman of the board in place, the parent company of the largest Tennessee-based bank posted solid fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 numbers Friday, Jan. 20.

64. First Horizon Posts Profit for Q4, Full Year -

A little more than three years removed from the worst of the credit crisis and with a new chairman of the board in place, the parent company of the largest Tennessee-based bank posted solid fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 numbers Friday, Jan. 20.

65. First Horizon Expected to Post Profit -

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank reports fourth-quarter earnings and its full-year 2011 results this month, and Wall Street analysts are expecting another quarterly profit from the Memphis-based company.

66. Jordan to Succeed Rose as First Horizon Chairman -

Bryan Jordan, the CEO of First Tennessee Bank parent company First Horizon National Corp., will succeed Mike Rose as First Horizon chairman Jan. 1.

67. First Horizon’s Profit Improves in Q3 -

Between July and September, the Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank, the largest bank based in Tennessee, more than doubled its quarterly profit compared with the same period in 2010, the company announced Monday, Oct. 17.

68. First Tenn. Parent Co.’s Profit Improves in Q3 -

Between July and September, the Memphis-based parent company of the largest bank based in Tennessee more than doubled its quarterly profit compared with the same period in 2010, the company announced Monday, Oct. 17.

69. Leadership Group Expands to Memphis -

A business leadership program started by former Tractor Supply Co. CEO Joe Scarlett and run for the last several years in Nashville is going so well the program is expanding to Memphis.

70. First Tenn. Bank Enables iPhone Check Deposits -

Just in time for the debut of the new iPhone in matter of days: First Tennessee Bank is the first Tennessee-based bank and among the first in the country to allow customers to deposit checks by snapping iPhone photos of them.

71. Memphis Banks Looking East to Nashville -

A growing number of Memphis-based banks are moving to take advantage of new opportunities to grow …

… In Nashville.

With its announcement just days ago that it’s chosen a Nashville market president, Metropolitan Bank – which is co-headquartered in Memphis and in Ridgeland, Miss. – became the latest to direct some attention east of the Tennessee River. As part of its expansion into Nashville, Metropolitan announced it’s looking for an office location and key talent with which to staff it up pending regulatory approval of the expansion.

72. First Horizon, Fitch Say Risk Manageable -

Bryan Jordan, the president and CEO of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company, told his audience at an industry conference a few days ago in New York City that his company has been out of the mortgage business for three years now.

73. First Horizon Beats Forecast With Q2 Profit -

Controlling what we can control. That was a talking point used by the leadership of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company a handful of times during its second quarter earnings presentation to analysts Friday morning. It reflects things outside the company’s influence, like a volatile interest rate environment, as well as controllable factors like aggressive cost-cutting moves intended to dramatically lower the company’s efficiency ratio by 2013.

74. First Horizon Beats Forecast With Q2 Profit -

Controlling what we can control.

That was a talking point used by the leadership of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company a handful of times during its second quarter earnings presentation to analysts Friday morning. It reflects things outside the company’s influence, like a volatile interest rate environment, as well as controllable factors like aggressive cost-cutting moves intended to dramatically lower the company’s efficiency ratio by 2013.

75. Leadership Memphis Announces Board Members -

Leadership Memphis has announced new board members and officers for its new fiscal year.

The officers and executive committee include Eric Robertson, chair; Beverly Jordan, vice chair; Bryan Ford, treasurer; Veronica Coleman Davis, secretary; Chris McLean, immediate past chair; Jeff Gaudino, alumni chair; Christine Munson, development chair; Lemoyne Robinson, program chair; and Jeane Chapman, marketing chair.

76. From The TDN Blog: First Horizon ‘Needs to Do a Deal’ -

If a tree falls in the forest but no one hears it, of course we know it made a sound. Can the same be said when a group of investors and analysts gathered for a bank industry conference talk among themselves about how a certain Memphis banking company needs to hurry up and spend some money acquiring a competitor, even when that bank isn’t presenting anything at the conference?

77. Burkett Leaving First Tennessee -

Charles Burkett, president of banking at First Tennessee, is ending a four-decade career with the bank with his retirement at the end of this year, First Tennessee announced Wednesday.

78. Burkett Leaving First Tennessee -

Charles Burkett, president of banking at First Tennessee, is ending a four-decade career with the bank with his retirement at the end of this year, First Tennessee announced Wednesday.

79. First Horizon Reports Profitable Q1 -

Bryan Jordan, president and CEO of Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., told his audience at Tuesday’s annual meeting that the parent of First Tennessee Bank is becoming “more efficient and nimble.”

80. First Horizon Reports Profitable Q1 -

Bryan Jordan, president and CEO of Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., told his audience at Tuesday’s annual meeting that the parent of First Tennessee Bank is becoming “more efficient and nimble.”

81. First Horizon’s Mtg. Reflects New Landscape -

When Mike Rose, board chairman of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company, opened the floor to questions at the annual meeting of shareholders Tuesday morning, the answer he got was – silence.

82. Analysts: First Horizon Could Report Small Q1 Profit -

The consensus estimate of more than two-dozen analysts is that First Tennessee Bank’s Memphis-based parent company will report a 4-cent profit for the first quarter when First Horizon National Corp. announces earnings this week.

83. First Horizon Honored for Employee Health Initiatives -

Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp. has received the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, a distinction developed by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.

84. FTN Financial Gets Right Fit at Top With Kisber -

Whenever Bryan Jordan, the president and CEO of Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., gives a presentation to analysts or other financial industry types, he repeatedly stresses the company’s focus on its two core businesses.

85. ‘Big 3’ Reflect Local Banking Scene -

One of the most famous aphorisms about politics is that all of it is local. Bankers and other inhabitants of the finance world know the same often goes for them too.

In the run-up to the recession, financial services firms like Citigroup and Bank of America raced to gobble each other up and built sprawling financial supermarkets.

86. First Horizon CEO Talks About Q4 on CNBC -

After his company reported a quarterly loss Friday, the CEO of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company went on “Mad Money,” the show hosted by CNBC personality Jim Cramer.

87. First Horizon’s Q4 Loss Related to TARP Payment -

First Tennessee Bank’s parent company swung to a loss in the fourth quarter, a reversal the company attributed to its exit from the federal government’s emergency bank industry rescue program established in 2008.

88. First Horizon Swings to Q4 Loss Related to TARP Repayment -

First Tennessee Bank’s parent company swung to a loss in the fourth quarter, a reversal the company attributed to its exit from the federal government’s emergency bank industry rescue program established in 2008.

89. All Eyes on First Horizon in Advance of Q4 Report -

The consensus estimate of how First Tennessee Bank’s parent company fared in the fourth quarter is that it dipped back into the red following two straight quarterly profits.

90. First Horizon Repays TARP -

First Tennessee Bank's parent company has paid back the nearly $867 million investment of federal capital it got in 2008.

91. Fed Exec Forecasts Slow Growth in 2011 -

The economy is recovering slower than many people would like, but it probably won’t slip back into another painful recession.

At the same time, unemployment is likely to stay high for an extended period, and the prospects for a mostly consumer-led economic recovery don’t look good.

92. First Horizon Pushes For Efficiency -

First Horizon National Corp., the Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank, is mum on its recent round of job cuts except to say that more trimming is likely as the company strives for greater efficiency.

93. First Horizon Focused on Productivity, Profitability -

First Horizon National Corp.’s turnaround story is still a work in progress, but president and CEO Bryan Jordan told analysts during an industry conference this month he likes how it’s unfolding so far.

94. First Horizon Scores Another Surprise Profit -

For the second quarter in a row, the parent company of First Tennessee Bank has posted a surprise profit and soundly beat even the most optimistic analyst forecast.

95. First Horizon Scores Another Surprise Profit -

For the second quarter in a row, the parent company of First Tennessee Bank has posted a surprise profit and soundly beat even the most optimistic analyst forecast.

96. Panel Sounds Off on New Financial Reform Bill -

The newly inked financial reform bill that spans 2,000 pages was unavoidably necessary medicine for the banking and finance industries.

That was the basic takeaway from a panel discussion Tuesday on regulatory reform hosted by the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

97. First Horizon's Jordan Sees 'Slow and Low' Future -

The head of Tennessee’s largest banking company, Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., doesn’t expect interest rates to budge much until sometime late next year.

98. Brighter Future -

The financial services industry in Memphis is apparently back to thinking about tomorrow, rather than simply making it through today.

Firms are hiring again, deepening their bench strength in key areas, recommitting to a focus on customer relationships – and, in some cases, once more turning a tidy profit.

99. First Horizon Reports $2.7M Profit -

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank made a surprise return to profitability in the second quarter, beating even the most optimistic analyst forecast and breaking an eight-quarter string of earnings losses.

100. First Horizon Reports $2.7M Profit -

The parent company of First Tennessee Bank made a surprise return to profitability in the second quarter, beating even the most optimistic analyst forecast and breaking an eight-quarter string of earnings losses.