First Horizon’s Aarti Bowman and Investor Relations Program Top Institutional Investor’s 2016 Best IR Rankings

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aarti Bowman, senior vice president of investor relations for First Tennessee Bank’s parent company, First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), has been honored by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the top investor relations professionals in the nation. Bowman was named to the magazine’s 2016 All-America Investor Team and was voted the No. 1 investor relations professional in the mid-cap banks category. In addition, First Horizon’s overall investor relations program was named No. 1 in the banks/mid-cap category.

Aarti Bowman of First Horizon was named by Institutional Investor as one of the nation's top investor relations professionals

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“Aarti is a talented professional who leads our efforts to serve the investment community with the same high level of differentiated service we give our customers,” said William C. “B.J.” Losch III, First Horizon’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. “First Horizon is committed to delivering a high-quality investor relations program known for timely, accurate, relevant and transparent information. This award is well-deserved recognition for Aarti and our broader team that includes professionals from IR, accounting, legal and credit.”

The Institutional Investor rankings feature the country’s best investor relations executives, professionals and programs. More than 2,100 portfolio managers and analysts voted across 45 sectors to determine the top professionals in each category.

The Best Investor Relations rankings are an aggregate of rankings across eight performance attributes. Voters, who work at firms that collectively manage $7.1 trillion in U.S. equities, could nominate up to four companies in each category.

About First Horizon

The 4,200 employees of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) provide financial services through more than 170 bank locations in and around Tennessee and 26 FTN Financial offices in the U.S. The company was founded during the Civil War in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country. First Tennessee has the largest deposit market share in Tennessee and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. FTN Financial is a capital markets industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional customers in the U.S. and abroad. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Forbes, Working Mother and American Banker magazines. More information is available at


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