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Bob R. Callicutt Joins HomeTrust Bank as Davidson County Market President

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 13, 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 Bob R. Callicutt as Market President for the Bank’s Davidson County Market. Callicutt reports to Jonathan Jobe, Senior Vice President and Regional President.



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“Bob’s energy, extensive banking experience and local ties make him a great fit to lead our Davidson County banking team,” said Jobe. “He’s a natural leader and skilled relationship manager, and we’re thrilled to have him on our leadership team.”

Callicutt has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry serving in branch operations, business development, credit, commercial lending and client relationship management. Most recently, he joined Carolina Bank in 2006 and was promoted to a commercial banker in 2015. He began his career in 1999 as a banking officer with BB&T in High Point, N.C. In 2002, Callicutt joined RBC Centura as a banking center manager and from 2003-2006, he served as a branch manager for Fidelity Bank in the High Point market.

“I’m excited to lead HomeTrust Bank’s continued growth in Davidson County,” said Callicutt. “We have an unparalleled commitment to the local business community, a fantastic customer base, ambitious goals and a growing team of talented banking professionals. This is going to be a lot of fun.”

Callicutt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from High Point University with a major in Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a past graduate of the High Point Chamber of Commerce Leadership program. He has served as Chairman of the Ledford Senior High School Advisory Board and as Board President of the Carolina Gold Senior Drum and Bugle Corps of Raleigh, North Carolina.

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank. As of March 31, 2016 the Company had assets of $2.8 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). In 2016, the Bank is celebrating its 90th Anniversary and nine decades of commitment to our customers, employees and surrounding communities. The Bank is the 5th largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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.