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Corey Webb Joins HomeTrust Bank as Tri-Cities Market President

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 26, 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 Corey Robert Webb as Market President for the Bank’s Tri-Cities Market. Webb replaces Harvey Mitchell who will retire, after forty-five years in banking, effective June 3, 2016. Webb reports to C. Hunter Westbrook, Chief Banking Officer.



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“Corey has deep roots in the Tri-Cities market. He is a native of the Tri-Cities, and attended college there. Professionally, he brings regional bank training and disciplines coupled with a passion for the marketplace,” said C. Hunter Westbrook, Chief Banking Officer. “We are pleased to have Corey join our leadership team.”

Corey Webb earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Milligan College with majors in Business Administration and Communications, as well as a Master of Business Administration. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry serving in commercial loan, credit and client relationship management roles. He began his career in banking in 2001 with First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, Tennessee as a credit analyst and relationship manager trainee. From 2002-2006 he served as a Commercial Relationship Manager for the National Bank of Commerce / SunTrust Bank in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition, he managed commercial banking relationships with Fifth Third from 2006-2009. Since 2009, Corey served as Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager for First Tennessee Bank in Johnson City, Tennessee. Corey is actively involved in numerous Tri-Cities area community organizations focusing on organizations that support youth programs, including the Johnson City Parks and Rec Youth Soccer League. He currently serves on the Board of Girls Inc. of Johnson City and Washington County and is Vice Chair for Appalachian Christian Camp. In 2014, Corey was chosen as one of the honorees for the Tri- Cities Business Journal 40 under 40 leadership program.

“I’m dedicated to promoting the growth and expansion of HomeTrust Bank’s presence in the Tri-Cities market,” said Corey Webb. “The bank’s strong ties with long-time customers and community partners affords me the unique opportunity to cement relationships and increase share in the market.“

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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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