SMARTFINANCIAL, INC. COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF FOOTHILLS BANCORP, INC.
On November 1st, SmartFinancial, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee (“SmartFinancial”) (Nasdaq: SMBK), parent company of SmartBank, announced the completion of its previously-announced acquisition of Foothills Bancorp, Inc., Maryville, Tennessee (“Foothills Bancorp”), and Foothills Bancorp’s wholly owned bank subsidiary, Foothills Bank & Trust. Effective November 1, 2018, Foothills Bancorp has been merged with and into SmartFinancial, and Foothills Bank & Trust has been merged with and into SmartBank. Based on financial data as of September 30, 2018, the combined company has total consolidated assets of approximately $2.3 billion. This marks SmartFinancial’s third acquisition in the last 12 months. For the full release, click here
President of Welborn & Associates, Inc.
Miller Welborn is president of Welborn & Associates, Inc., a Chattanooga-based consulting firm specializing in transportation logistics, for more than ten years. Miller served as a director of Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. since September 2005. He then became chairman of the Board of Directors of Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. and Cornerstone Community Bank beginning in November 2009. Mr. Welborn has served on the boards of numerous trucking companies and associations. In addition, he served on the board of a publicly traded bank for many years and for two terms as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations.