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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Ayers

73 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher Holmes

53 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Gordon

51 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Wilburn Evans

56 2010 President of FirstBank Ventures

Timothy Johnson

55 2013 Chief Risk Officer

J. Jonathan Ayers

45 2017 Director

William Andrews

85 Independent Director

Agenia Clark

58 Independent Director

James Exum

75 2017 Independent Director

Orrin Ingram

56 2016 Independent Director

Stuart McWhorter

48 2006 Independent Director

Emily Reynolds

60 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Ayers

Mr. James W. Ayers is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Ayers, who serves as our Executive Chairman and the Chairman of the boards of both the Company and FirstBank, has led FirstBank since its modern inception in 1984 when he, along with an associate, acquired Farmers State Bank in Scotts Hill, Tennessee. He has served as Chairman of our Board since the formation of the Company in 1984 and as our Executive Chairman since April 2016. He has spent his career in business, founding and growing a number of successful ventures in both the health care and real estate markets. In addition to his service on the Board and as our Executive Chairman, Mr. Ayers has, since 2010, served as the Chairman of Community Care, Inc., which develops and manages surgery centers, and The Ayers Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of life of Tennesseans by offering financial support for college scholarships, medical research and services, and continuing education for teachers. He is also the Chairman and President of Ayers Asset Management, Inc., a family-owned private investment company. Mr. Ayers’ son, Jonathan, also serves on the Board and is a nominee for reelection to the Board at this Annual Meeting.

Christopher Holmes

Mr. Christopher T. Holmes is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was named President of FirstBank in 2012 and CEO in 2013, succeeding our former CEO, Douglas Cruickshanks, Jr., who had served in that role for over a decade. As President and CEO, Mr. Holmes is responsible for leading and managing all facets of the bank’s operations, including establishing its long-term goals, strategies, and corporate vision. Mr. Holmes has spent twenty-four years in the banking industry, and prior to his time at FirstBank served as the Director of Corporate Financial Services and the Chief Retail Banking Officer for the Greenville, South Carolina based South Financial Group, a publicly traded bank holding company. Mr. Holmes’ responsibilities at South Financial Group included mortgage, insurance, the SBA division, retail strategy, retail sales and oversight at the 180-branch network. Previously, he worked for twenty years in the Memphis-area market, first with Ernst & Young and then in several management positions for National Bank of Commerce (which was acquired by SunTrust) and Trustmark National Bank. He holds his certified public accountant certification.

James Gordon

Mr. James R. Gordon is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He assumed this position in January 2016. In this capacity, he oversees the finance division of both our holding company and the bank. Prior to joining FirstBank, Mr. Gordon was a Partner at Horne LLP, an accounting firm ranked among the top fifty accounting firms in the country, from 2011 to 2016, and served as CFO of The South Financial Group, a large publicly traded bank holding company headquartered in Greenville, SC, from 2007 to 2010. In his capacity as CFO of The South Financial Group, his primary responsibilities included overseeing all of the accounting, financial, investor relations and related functions as well as the Mortgage, SBA Lending and Information Technology divisions. Mr. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Accountancy in 1987. He also received a Diploma from the Barret School of Banking in 1992.

Wilburn Evans

Mr. Wilburn J. Evans is President - FirstBank Ventures of the FirstBank, a subsidiary Company of the Company. Mr. Evans serves as an executive officer of the Company and has served as President of FirstBank Ventures since 2010. He has spent the majority of his career with FirstBank, helping it grow into the third largest bank headquartered in Tennessee. Mr. Evans joined FirstBank in 1987 as Chief Financial Officer before serving as Executive Vice President of FirstBank from 1996-2002 and as Chief Operating Officer of FirstBank from 2002-2010. As President of FirstBank Ventures, Mr. Evans has the overall responsibility for FirstBank’s mortgage banking segment and investment functions.

Timothy Johnson

Mr. Timothy L. Johnson is Chief Risk Officer of the Company. Mr. Johnson serves as an executive officer at the Company and also is the Chief Risk Officer for FirstBank, a position he has held since 2013, overseeing the Audit, Compliance, Credit Underwriting, Information Security, Risk Management, and Credit Administration departments. He joined FirstBank in 1999 as a member of the Credit and Loan Administration department, before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Loan Administration in 2000, a position he held until being promoted to Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Johnson brings 27 years of experience in financial services to FirstBank, particularly with respect to credit, mortgage, municipal finance, retail banking, commercial lending, consulting and regulatory relations. He is a member of the Risk Management Association.

J. Jonathan Ayers

Mr. J. Jonathan Ayers is Director of the Company. Mr. Jonathan Ayers began his career at FirstBank and has over 25 years of experience in areas spanning financial analysis and investment, commercial lending, branch office management and personal banking. He has served as a director of FirstBank since 2000 and of the Company since April 2017. Currently, he is a private investor and entrepreneur. He serves as Executive Vice President of Ayers Asset Management, a family office, overseeing investments of the Ayers family other than in the Company. A primary focus for him during the past five years has been real estate investment and management, and in 2016 he created Ayers Real Estate Services, LLC, a company that focuses on commercial real estate investment and management, and he serves as President of that business. He co-founded in 2009, Ayers Capital, LLC, that provides wealth management and investment advisory services to institutions and high net-worth individuals. Also during the past five years, Mr. Ayers has served in various executive roles for Group Data Services, Inc. and Pro-Accura, private technology companies, and First Financial Investors Management, LLC, a private equity fund focused on investments in the financial services industry.

William Andrews

Mr. William F. Andrews is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Andrews is the former president of Massey Investment Co. and served as a principal of Kohlberg & Company. During his long business career, Mr. Andrews has been chairman of seven public companies and seven private companies, including CoreCivic, Inc. (formerly Corrections Corporation of America), Katy Industries, Amdura Corporation, Scoville Inc., and Singer Sewing Co. He has served on 20 public company boards, serving on the boards of Katy Industries and CoreCivic, Inc. most recently, and 16 private company boards since his career began after a three-year tour in the U.S. Air Force as a captain, pilot and squadron commander. Currently, he is on the boards of Harpeth Capital and Buffkin Group, both private companies in Nashville.

Agenia Clark

Ms. Agenia Clark is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Clark has been the President and CEO of the Girl Scout Council of Middle Tennessee, an organization that serves more than 14,000 girls and 7,000 volunteers in 39 counties throughout middle Tennessee, since April 2004. Prior to her tenure with the Girl Scout Council, she was the Vice President of Human Resources for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, a Senior Director of Human Resources at Vanderbilt University from June 2003 to January 2004, and worked in governmental relations, marketing, business ethics and human resources at Nortel Networks, an international telecommunications company from June 1989 to March 2003. Ms. Clark has served as a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents and serves on the Advisory Council to the College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. From 2006 to September 2016, Ms. Clark served as a member of the Board of Avenue Financial Holdings, Inc., the publicly-held holding company for Avenue Bank (which was acquired by an unrelated bank in 2016).

James Exum

Mr. James L. Exum is Independent Director of the Company. He has a long career at Murray Guard, Inc., a privately-held security contractor founded in Tennessee, serving as the Executive Vice President from 2003 to 2011, Senior Vice President from 2011 to 2017, and currently as the Executive Vice President Emeritus. He also serves on Murray Guard, Inc.’s board of directors, a directorship he has held since 1987. In 1983, he co-founded TotalREACH, Inc., a division of Murray Guard, Inc. specializing in cable advertising sales and production and worked with that company until 2003. He has substantial civic leadership in the city of Jackson, TN, an important metropolitan statistical area for FirstBank, as he currently serves on the boards of FirstBank and Carnegie Museum. Mr. Exum is currently the Chairman of Jackson Amphitheater, and the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a member of the City of Jackson Budget Committee.

Orrin Ingram

Mr. Orrin H. Ingram is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Industries, Inc., a diversified holding company, and as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Barge Company, a leading U.S. marine transportation company, since 1999. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center since 1999. He has substantial civic leadership in the city of Nashville area having served on the board of directors for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, and the Nashville Public Education Foundation. Mr. Ingram brings us an extensive knowledge of the Tennessee and Nashville business communities. Furthermore, his service as CEO of Ingram Industries and as Chairman and CEO of Ingram Barge, together with various board affiliations, including serving on the board of Coca-Cola European Partners, PLC, has given him leadership experience, business acumen and financial literacy that is beneficial to our Board.

Stuart McWhorter

Mr. Stuart C. McWhorter is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McWhorter has served as a director of the Company since 2006 and as a member of the audit committee since 2006. As the Co-Founder and Chairman of Clayton Associates since 1996, an investment firm that makes seed, angel and venture stage investments in healthcare and technology industries in Brentwood, Tennessee, Mr. McWhorter offers over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and early stage investing. Mr. McWhorter also served for one year from April 2015 to April 2016 as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a Nashville-based non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses. In addition, until 1998, Mr. McWhorter was part of the founding management team of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation, a company that offers support services for physician practices, including human resources, legal, radiology, transcription, and workers’ compensation management services, where he served as Vice President of Managed Care and Vice President of Development. He currently serves on the board of directors for Medical Reimbursements of America, PharmMD, ProxsysRX, MedEquities Healthcare REIT, Nashville Entrepreneur Center and the Lee Company. Mr. McWhorter also has substantial civic leadership in and out of Tennessee, serving on past and present boards of Belmont University, Clemson University Foundation, Tennessee Business Roundtable, YMCA of Middle Tennessee and many others.

Emily Reynolds

Ms. Emily J. Reynolds is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Reynolds has had an extensive career in public service and politics since 1980. In 2003, she was elected by the United States Senate to serve as the 31st Secretary of the Senate, a post in which she managed the Senate’s legislative, financial and administrative operations for the 108th and 109th Congresses. Currently, she serves as the Vice-Chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents, a position she has held since July 2013, and on the board of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. She also previously served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Tennessee Valley Authority from 2007 until 2013 and as the former Board Chairman of the Ladies Hermitage Association (now the Andrew Jackson Foundation). She is currently assisting that foundation with the development efforts for the new Tennessee State Museum.

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