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PIGEON FORGE, TN (July 1, 2009) – SmartBank has announced the addition of its newest team members, Derek Carrier. Carrier will serve as the Bank’s Credit Administration Officer.

“We were pleased to be able to find someone of Derek Carrier’s experience, reputation and knowledge and feel that he will be an invaluable asset to the future in the bank,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Greg Davis.

Derek Carrier joined the SmartBank lending team and will serve as Credit Administration Officer. Derek has many years of experience in the industry including over 20 years with the Department of Financial Institutions with the State of Tennessee. Derek and his wife, Marian, live in Dandridge with their 3 children and are members of First Baptist Church of Dandridge.

SmartBank opened in January 2007, and currently has 4 offices in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Knoxville. SmartBank, with $250 million in assets, continues to be one of the fastest growing financial institutions in East Tennessee. For more information, please call 865.453.2650 or www.smartbank.net.