SmartBank Announces Gulf Coastline Prosperity Management Enlargement

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2021 (Globe NEWSWIRE) — SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial, Inc. (“SmartFinancial” or the “Business” NASDAQ: SMBK), announced the choosing of a 6-individual wealth administration crew to be based mostly out of Cell, Alabama. Thomas Montz, collectively with Amanda Montz and Nathan Novotny will lead the new staff and guidance the ongoing expansion of SmartBank Financial commitment Companies (“SBIS”). The team, formerly with BBVA Compass Investment Methods, delivers a merged whole of more than 60 years of advisory expertise and have been responsible for about $350 million in property underneath administration. The staff will be based in SmartBank’s new business office situated at 3074 Dauphin Avenue in Cellular, Alabama. The business office will also property members of SmartBank’s corporate banking team, like Gulf Coastline Regional President Nate Sommer and Mobile Current market President Steve Rockwell.

“SmartBank Investment Companies has liked potent natural and organic development over the past couple many years. However, with the addition of this team, we look forward to accelerating SBIS’s expansion and even more diversifying the Company’s profits streams,” stated Billy Carroll, SmartBank’s President & CEO. “We are extremely excited to insert these new group members to the SBIS relatives. Not only is this team anticipated to meaningfully add to property beneath management, but also culturally aligns pretty effectively with the SBIS customer-centric method,” commented Monty Hatcher, Director of SmartBank Financial commitment Services.

Cell, with its strategic maritime area and straightforward access to two important interstate units, has observed robust economic enlargement in a wide variety of industries like aviation, health care and logistics and distribution. This professional-enterprise ecosystem has also led to a significant inflow of important international owned investment in the spots of producing, ship constructing and aerospace.

“I am pretty happy this top executing group chose to be a part of the SmartBank spouse and children,” commented Nate Sommer. “Being previous colleagues for around 12 a long time, I individually know this team’s strength and devotion to their shoppers. Coupled with all the favourable momentum at SmartBank in the South Alabama area, I am confident this addition will be a big results.

About SmartFinancial, Inc.

SmartFinancial, Inc., based mostly in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the financial institution holding corporation for SmartBank. Founded in 2007, SmartBank is a full-support professional financial institution, with branches throughout Tennessee, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Recruiting the very best individuals, delivering extraordinary consumer assistance, strategic branching and acquisitions, and a disciplined strategy to lending have contributed to SmartBank’s results. Much more data about SmartFinancial can be identified on its site:

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Investor Contacts

William Y. (“Billy”) Carroll, Jr.

Ron Gorczynski

President & Chief Govt Officer

Government Vice President & Chief Fiscal Officer

SmartFinancial, Inc.

SmartFinancial, Inc.

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Cellular phone: 865.868.0613

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