March 8, 2012

First Horizon Recognized for Supporting the Advancement of Women

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For its efforts to advance women, First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) has been recognized by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and by CABLE, Tennessee's largest network of professionals helping women reach their full potential.

NAFE recently named First Horizon one of the 2012 Top 50 Companies for Executive Women. CABLE recognized First Horizon as one of 10 public companies in Tennessee with two or more female directors on its board. "An inclusive environment makes First Horizon a better place to work and do business, and we make it a priority to maintain an inclusive environment where all employees have the opportunity to demonstrate high performance and succeed," Chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan said. "We appreciate this recognition of our commitment to support the advancement of women in our company." 

First Horizon earned NAFE recognition primarily for initiatives like a mentoring program, an emerging leader program, employee resource groups and a performance management system. NAFE also noted educational opportunities such as virtual classes, career workshops, coverage for licensing and certificate programs and up to $3,000 in annual tuition reimbursement.

"The NAFE Top 50 Companies are major employers that are committed to hiring, retaining and promoting executive women," Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media and NAFE CEO, said.  "They represent a cross-section of companies that go way beyond lip service in helping women succeed."

About First Horizon

The 4,700 employees of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) provide financial services through more than 170 bank locations in and around Tennessee and 18 FTN Financial Group offices in the U.S. and abroad. First Tennessee Bank has the leading combined market deposit share in the counties where it does business 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 clients in the U.S. and abroad. FHN has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by AARP and Working Mother magazines. More information is available at www.fhnc.com.

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