Photo Release -- HomeTrust Bank Hires Eric R. Edgison, Senior Vice President, Director of Treasury Management

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 6, 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 Eric R. Edgison as Senior Vice President, Director of Treasury Management. Edgison reports to Hunter Westbrook, EVP, and Chief Banking Officer.

Eric Edgison, SVP, Director of Treasury Management, HomeTrust Bank

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"Eric has demonstrated a history of significant improvement in sales and fee income generation, which further strengthens HomeTrust Bank's full service commercial bank positioning across our footprint," commented Hunter Westbrook, EVP, and Chief Banking Officer. "HomeTrust is focused on continuing to attract top talent across all lines of business to increase value for our customers and deliver increased returns for our shareholders."

Mr. Edgison has over 20 years of both Treasury Management and Corporate Banking experience. Most recently, he served as the Director of Treasury Management and Merchant Services for CommunityOne Bank in Charlotte, NC. His previous banking experience includes roles in Treasury Management sales, product management and product development with Bank of America, SouthTrust, Wachovia, New Dominion bank, Wells Fargo and First Citizens Bank. Mr. Edgison has developed Treasury Management platforms for financial Institutions and specializes in the design of customized electronic payment applications. The majority of his career has been spent in Charlotte, NC, although his sales markets have included clients in all 50 states, South America and Europe. Eric is bilingual having studied Spanish at the Defense Language Institute. He has volunteered for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools previously helping with Spanish projects and evaluations for oral presentations.

"I'm pleased to bring my Treasury and Corporate Banking experience and expertise to HomeTrust," said Eric Edgison. "Businesses value the technology-driven Treasury Services and relationship-focused approach to customer service that a regional community bank such as HomeTrust can deliver."

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, N.A. As of March 31, 2015 the Company had assets of $2.6 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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CONTACT: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. Dana L. Stonestreet - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Tony J. VunCannon - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer 828-259-3939

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