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HomeTrust Bank Hires Amy Lowman, Vice President, Lender Manager, Roanoke, VA

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:HTBI), the holding company for HomeTrust Bank (the “Bank”), announced today that the Bank has hired Amy Lowman as Vice President, Lending Manager for the bank’s Roanoke, Virginia market. She reports to Kristin Powell, Senior Vice President, Director of Mortgage Lending.

“Amy is a great addition to our mortgage division and will be a great partner for our retail banking team,” said Kristin Powell, SVP, and Director of Mortgage Lending. “She is focused on long lasting relationships with customers and has built up a strong following in the area. Her expertise in mortgage banking will further strengthen the bank’s growth in the Roanoke market. ”

Amy Lowman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia. She has 22 years of experience in the mortgage industry, all in the Virginia market area, and is a licensed mortgage consultant. Most recently, Lowman served as a mortgage loan officer with Valley Bank in Roanoke, which is now Bank of North Carolina. She is active in her community, having served as PTA President for Wasena Elementary from 2004-2006, Woodrow Wilson Middle School from 2007-2009 and 2011-2012, and at Patrick Henry High School from 2014-2015. She has also volunteered for Toys for Tots through the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association (“RRHBA”) and currently serves on the Associate Advisory Council with the RRHBA.

“I’m excited to join HomeTrust Bank,” said Amy Lowman. “As a regional bank, HomeTrust is focused on serving its customers and communities through building strong relationships. I’m pleased to join such a like-minded organization.”

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank. As of December 31, 2015 the Company had assets of $2.7 billion. The Bank, founded in 1926, is a North Carolina state chartered, community-focused financial institution committed to providing value added community banking through 39 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 – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer 828-259-3939

Source:HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.