FirstBank completes branch buy in East TN, North Georgia
FirstBank executives have completed their purchase and conversion of 10 offices in East Tennessee and North Georgia from Atlantic Capital Bank, a move that brings the lender nearly $600 million in deposits and $385 million in loans.
Downtown-based FirstBank has closed a number of the branches because they are close to existing offices. The company now runs 66 offices and ranks fifth by deposits in the Chattanooga area and sixth in Knoxville.
“This is an outstanding addition in these dynamic markets that strengthens our position as Tennessee’s premier community bank,” Chris Holmes, president and CEO of FirstBank parent FB Financial. “We appreciate the efforts that our friends at Atlantic Capital have made throughout this process, and I expect the integration to be a smooth one as we focus on continuing to deliver excellent customer service.”
FB now has total assets of $5.7 billion and $4.1 billion in loans.
FirstBank has been named as one of Middle Tennessee’s Top Workplaces by The Tennessean for four years running, winning the 2018 Hall of Fame award. To be a Top Workplace, FirstBank met high standards for a healthy workplace culture as ranked by its own employees.