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GATLINBURG, TN (July 24, 2008) – SmartBank celebrated the opening of its third office in Gatlinburg located at 570 East Parkway, the former location of the Gatlinburg Cinema. “The building was designed with the same look and feel as other SmartBank offices. This one really fits well with the natural landscape of the Gatlinburg community,” said SmartBank President and CEO, Billy Carroll.

SmartBank recently received the “Gold-Level Award” from the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce in their “Gatlinburg Goes Green” campaign. This is the first SmartBank office constructed within the parameters of an environmentally friendly “green” facility, and also the first business in Gatlinburg to receive the gold level award.

“We would like to model the “green” aspect of the Gatlinburg facility in future branch expansion,” stated Carroll. “We have plans for further branch expansion currently underway. Part of SmartBank’s business philosophy is to strategically build fewer branches in prime locations. Advancement in technology is changing the way people bank. Our courier, SmartCapture and online banking services enable our clients to bank with us without leaving their offices. SmartBank strives to create a smarter way of banking.”

SmartBank recently reached another milestone hitting $200 million in assets. SmartBank offers extended hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with drive-thru services beginning at 7:30 a.m. and Saturday banking at every office from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information about SmartBank, please visit www.smartbank.net or call 865.453.2650.