updated 1/19/2011 4:17:19 PM ET 2011-01-19T21:17:19

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vicky B. Gregg has been elected to the board of directors of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). Gregg, 56, is chief executive officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, a provider of group and individual health insurance plans, products and services headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn.  

"We are pleased that Vicky Gregg has joined the First Horizon board," said Mike Rose, chairman of the board for First Horizon. "She has agreed to share with us her many years of executive experience in the health care industry, which is so important given the growing impact that health care will have on First Horizon and its customers. She also brings extensive experience from serving on the boards of numerous non-profit and trade organizations and broad knowledge of how to run a large company."

Gregg's background includes clinical care, hospital administration, long-term care and more than 25 years of experience in health care benefits and financing. She served as president and CEO of Volunteer State Health Plan, a subsidiary of BCBST and one of the largest Medicaid health maintenance organizations in the country. Before joining BCBST Gregg was Humana's regional vice president for Kentucky and Ohio. She has served on several appointed commissions including the Governor's Roundtable.

About First Horizon

The 5,400 employees of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) provide financial services through more than 180 bank locations in and around Tennessee and 18 FTN Financial Group offices in the U.S. and abroad. First Tennessee has the leading combined market deposit share in the counties where it does business and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. FTN Financial is an industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional clients in the U.S. and abroad. FHN has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by AARP and Working Mother magazines. More information is available at www.fhnc.com.


CONTACT: First Horizon Media Relations Contact:
         Kim Cherry, (901)523-4380
         Jack Bradley, (901)523-4813

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