First Horizon Named to Elite 100 List of Top Technology Innovators

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) has been ranked on the InformationWeek Elite 100 list that celebrates the country’s most innovative users of business technology.

Hundreds of companies across the country competed in the 28th annual contest, and the outstanding performers were announced during a ceremony in Las Vegas on May 2.

“We’re honored to be recognized as one of the top 10 technology innovators among banking and financial services companies on the Elite 100 list,” said Bruce Livesay, executive vice president and chief information officer for First Horizon. “Our commitment to innovative technology strategies provides a differentiated experience for our customers and employees and reflects the hard work of our enterprise technology team.”

First Horizon, through its subsidiary First Tennessee Bank, was recognized for developing organizational, product and customer profitability tools for commercial and consumer customers.

“Our profitability tools help us focus our investments and our employees’ energy on what really matters to our customers and what will generate long-term profitability for our company,” said William C. “BJ” Losch, III, executive vice president and chief financial officer for First Horizon. “This effort has been transformational in regards to our understanding of what makes our relationships with our clients more effective. As we continue to find new and impactful ways to generate, analyze and apply the data it will continue to make our business stronger and more differentiated in the marketplace.”

The annual InformationWeek Elite 100 list tracks the technology investments, strategies and results of the nation's most innovative IT organizations. For more information and a complete list of companies, visit www.informationweek.com/100.


About First Horizon

The 4,300 employees of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) provide financial services through more than 170 bank locations across Tennessee and the southern U.S. and 29 FTN Financial offices across 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 Working Mother and American Banker.

CONTACT: CIO, Bruce Livesay, (901) 523-5900 Media Relations, James Dowd, (901) 523-4305

Source:First Horizon National Corporation