MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Tennessee Bar Assoc. has selected First Tennessee Bank as its preferred financial service provider. As a result, First Tennessee will offer financial products and discounts geared toward legal professionals and will provide TBA members with financial information via targeted articles in TBA publications and on the group's Web site, www.tba.org. First Tennessee also will sponsor TBA's annual conference and continuing legal education (CLE) events required for lawyers to maintain their licenses.
"Legal professionals have special financial needs and issues," said Deb Peterson, manager of business development strategy for First Tennessee. "Not only do they have personal financial needs, but because many of them operate as sole practitioners or as small firms, they have unique business financial needs as well. We've put together a comprehensive group of products and discounts that will meet those needs, and we'll always be on the lookout for new products and information that will be valuable to the members of the TBA."
TBA Executive Director Allan F. Ramsaur said, "First Tennessee offered the breadth of exposure, depth of experience and intensity of focus we had been looking to offer our members. We expect this endorsement to be a long and productive one."
First Tennessee's agreement with the TBA is similar to its agreement with the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, which started in early 2005. First Tennessee created a members-only Web site, www.CPAFirstResource.com, with information, products and discounts for TCPA members.
About First Tennessee
First Tennessee Bank has the largest business and consumer market share in Tennessee and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. First Tennessee's parent company, First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), has earned recognition as one of the nation's best employers from AARP, Fortune and Working Mother magazines. The corporation also has been named one of the nation's 100 best corporate citizens by Business Ethics magazine. More information can be found at www.FirstTennessee.com.
About The Tennessee Bar Assoc.
The Tennessee Bar Assoc. (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee, with more than 9,000 members. Founded in 1881, the TBA provides opportunities for continuing legal education, professional development and public service.
CONTACT: First Tennessee Bank Deb Peterson (901)523-4244 DJPeterson@FirstTennessee.com Kim Cherry (901)523-4726 KCherry@FirstTennessee.com