First Horizon National Corporation

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First Horizon National Corporation is a national corporation that includes FTN Financial, its capital markets division and one of the nation's top underwriters of U.S. government agency securities; and First Tennessee Bank, which offer retail and commercial banking services.  Historically, First Horizon's regional banking segment has produced the bulk of its revenue followed by mortgage banking, capital markets and the corporate unit.  First Horizon has been on AARP's list of Best Employers for Workers Over fifty every year since 2003, and Working Mother's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers list since 1995.

Est. Memphis, 1864

First Horizon can trace its roots back to 1864, when the Civil War brought Memphis, Tenn., under military control, virtually ceasing trade in the city and moving business to a standstill.  Local resident Frank S. Davis believed the answer to his hometown's woes could be found in the National Banking Act, which had been passed the year before.  This law created a system of national banks chartered and supervised by the federal government, and Davis was determined to bring a bank to Memphis.  The institution he founded, the First National Bank of Memphis, was his city's first national bank and the predecessor of today's First Horizon National Corporation.

Davis' bank survived the rocky rebuilding of Memphis, as well as two yellow fever epidemics and two world wars.  By 1967, it was the largest bank in the mid-South.  It was reorganized in 1971 as a multi-bank holding company and renamed First Tennessee National Corporation.  When the company expanded into Virginia in 2003, it named its branches First Horizon, and in 2004 the company was officially renamed First Horizon National Company to reflect its reach across the U.S.  Today, First Horizon remains a major player in its native Tennessee and the South, but its growth has taken its offices into more than 30 states and around the country.



First Horizon National Corporation


165 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 523-4444
Fax: (901) 523-4266
www.fhnc.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: FHN
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • President & CEO: D. Bryan Jordan
  • 2010 Employees: 5,623

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