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Smartfinancial, Inc. announces acquisition of Sevier County Bancshares, Inc.



SmartFinancial, Inc., parent company of SmartBank, and Sevier County Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Sevier County Bank, have jointly announced their entry into an agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which SmartFinancial will acquire SCB.

As of December 31, 2020, SCB had approximately $424 million of total assets, $381 million in deposits, and $243 million in net loans with six branches in Sevier County, Tennessee and one branch in Richmond, Virginia.

The proposed transaction will improve SmartFinancial’s market share to #1 in Sevier County, Tennessee based on deposits as of June 30, 2020 and become the 4th largest community bank headquartered in Tennessee, with total consolidated assets in excess of $3.7 billion. Additionally, SmartFinancial will enter the Richmond, Virginia market with the addition of SCB’s six-person commercial banking team. The Richmond team brings decades of commercial banking experience in the rapidly growing Richmond, Virginia area.

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