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Photo Release -- HomeTrust Bank Hires Stacey Deaton, Vice President, Regional Banking Manager

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI), (the "Company") the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, N.A. (the "Bank"), announced that the Bank has hired Stacey Deaton as Vice President, Regional Banking Manager for the Bank's Virginia market. Deaton reports to Kathy Redmond, SVP and Director of Retail Banking.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=35209

"Stacey has long-standing business and community relationships in the Roanoke market," commented Kathy Redmond. "Her retail banking sales leadership success with large regional banks will enhance our sales culture and drive additional market share growth in the HomeTrust Virginia footprint."

HomeTrust will open a downtown Roanoke retail banking office October 2015. The banking office is adjacent to the Bank's commercial offices on South Jefferson Street.

Stacey Deaton earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Averett University, Danville, Virginia and is a graduate of the Roanoke Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. She has over 25 years of financial services experience; 23 years with SunTrust Bank, where she served as Senior Vice President and Area Manager in the Retail Banking Division. She holds numerous Securities and Insurance Licenses, including Series 6, 63, and 26. Stacey has served as Chair of the United Way Community Investment Committee since 2008 and is a board member of Roanoke United Way Community Impact. In addition, she is a member of the Downtown Roanoke Rotary. Born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, Stacey has resided in Salem, Virginia for the past 15 years.

"I'm excited to join HomeTrust," said Stacey Deaton. "I look forward to further developing and leading the Roanoke Valley and Danville retail banking teams to continue to meet the financial needs and goals of our customers."

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.

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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.