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Photo Release -- HomeTrust Bank Promotes William (Trey) Coleman III to Senior Vice President, Knoxville Market President

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) (the "Company"), the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, N.A. (the "Bank"), announced today that the Bank has promoted William (Trey) Coleman III to Senior Vice President, Knoxville Market President.

William (Trey) Coleman III SVP, Knoxville Market President HomeTrust Bank


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"Since joining the bank in 2013, Trey has been able to significantly grow relationships and loans. His background with larger regional banks is a huge advantage into leading and developing HomeTrust Bank's brand in this newer and exciting market," commented Hunter Westbrook, EVP and Chief Banking Officer. "We are pleased to have a widely respected leader such as Trey to manage our continued growth across all lines of business in the Knoxville market."

Trey Coleman holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and Banking from Georgia Southern University and a Master's degree in City Planning from the University of Tennessee. In addition, he holds the CCIM professional designation. Trey has over 25 years of banking experience, the past 16 years in the Knoxville market. He has held senior commercial banking middle market leadership positions at Union Planters Bank, First Tennessee Bank and most recently U.S. Bank before joining Jefferson Federal Bank, now HomeTrust Bank, in 2013. He is actively involved in the Knoxville area community. He currently serves as Chairman of the Industrial Development Board of Knox County, is the past president of the Joy of Music School and is a current board member and past president of the North Knoxville Rotary Club. He also served six years as a member of the Georgia Army National Guard in communications. He and his family have resided in the greater Knoxville area for the past 16 years.

"I am passionate about finding the right financial solution for our clients," said Trey Coleman. "Our local bank team is focused on building successful long-term banking relationships with individuals and businesses. We're personally invested and active partners with numerous community initiatives, working together for the greater good of our community."

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, N.A. As of June 30, 2015, the Company had assets of $2.8 billion. The Bank, founded in 1926, is a nationally chartered, community-focused financial institution committed to providing value added relationship banking through 39 locations (upon completion of the branch consolidation previously announced) as well as online/mobile channels. Locations include: 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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WEBSITE: WWW.HOMETRUSTBANKING.COM

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

Source:HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.