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Photo Release -- HomeTrust Bank Hires Jeff Mylton as Market President for Charlotte

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:HTBI), the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, N.A. (the "Bank"), announced today that the Bank has hired Jeff Mylton as Market President, to lead the bank's expansion into the Charlotte metro market. The Bank entered the Charlotte, N.C. market with the acquisition of Bank of Commerce on July 31, 2014. The systems conversion and the branding of the current Queens Road office to HomeTrust Bank is scheduled for mid-February, 2015.

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"Entering the Charlotte market was critical to growing our N.C. franchise and further supports our strategic growth plan as a regional community bank," said Dana Stonestreet, Chairman, President and CEO. "Jeff Mylton's experience and reputation will be critical in bringing HomeTrust Bank to the market and growing commercial relationships."

Jeff Mylton brings over 25 years of commercial banking experience to HomeTrust. He has spent the past fifteen years in the greater Charlotte area as a top-producing commercial banker, managing loan and deposit relationships across diverse industry sectors. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree as well as a Certificate in Commercial Banking from Florida International University. Jeff is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and, has served in an advisory role to both Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity and is a graduate of Leadership Charlotte.

"HomeTrust has the resources and relationship driven culture to serve the commercial credit and deposit needs of the Charlotte business community," said Jeff Mylton. "Bank of Commerce, under Wesley Sturges's former leadership, has been a respected contributor to the business community. I'm looking forward to introducing HomeTrust to Charlotte."

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, N.A. As of September 30, 2014, the Company had assets of $2.21 billion. The Bank, founded in 1926, is a nationally chartered, community-focused financial institution committed to providing value added community banking through its 45 locations in North Carolina (including the Asheville metropolitan area, the "Piedmont" region, Charlotte, and a loan production office in Raleigh), Upstate South Carolina (Greenville), East Tennessee (including Kingsport/Johnson City, Knoxville, and Morristown) and Southwest Virginia (including the Roanoke Valley). The Bank is the 7th largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina.

Forward-Looking Statements

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WEBSITE: WWW.HOMETRUSTBANCSHARES.COM

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CONTACT: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. Dana L. Stonestreet - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Tony J. VunCannon - Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer 828-259-3939

Source:HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.