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HomeTrust Bank Hires Sallie Jarosz

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2015 (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 Sallie Jarosz as SVP, Commercial Real Estate Relationships Manager in the bank's Charlotte metro market. Jarosz reports to Jeff Mylton, Market President. 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 February 17, 2015.

"Sallie Jarosz is a well-respected, veteran Commercial Banker in the Charlotte market," said Jeff Mylton, Charlotte Market President. "Her expertise in Commercial Real Estate further leverages the value HomeTrust Bank brings to our local Charlotte business clients."

Sallie Jarosz received her BA degree from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte and has worked in corporate banking and commercial real estate the majority of her professional career. With over 20 years of business development and commercial real estate banking expertise specific to the greater Charlotte market, she has a proven track record as an accomplished relationship manager and top-producing commercial banker, managing business client relationships across diverse industry sectors. Sallie is a licensed real estate broker with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and is an active member of CREW. Prior to joining HomeTrust Bank, she worked at CRESA, and GE Real Estate. She spent over ten years in Fleet Bank's Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Division earlier in her commercial banking career.

"Jeff Mylton and Sallie Jarosz personify the strong, relationship- driven culture of HomeTrust that drives our customer value proposition and community banking business model," said Dana Stonestreet, Chairman, President and CEO. "We will continue to build our Charlotte banking team and look forward to expanding our customer base and involvement in the Charlotte business community."

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, N.A. As of December 31, 2014 the Company had assets of $2.64 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 5th largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina.

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WEBSITE: WWW.HOMETRUSTBANCSHARES.COM

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.