First Horizon National Corp. Named a 2006 Working Mother 100 Best Company by Working Mother Magazine

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) has earned its 12th consecutive spot on Working Mother magazine's list of the 100 best companies for working mothers. The list celebrates employers whose groundbreaking benefits -- from flexible schedules and child care to innovative leave policies for new parents -- are helping redefine workplace standards across the nation.

"It's quite astonishing to realize that the mothers who worked at First Horizon and had children born the year we first earned this honor 12 years ago will soon have teenagers, and my thoughts are certainly going to be with them during those trying years," said Ken Glass, First Horizon chairman and CEO. "But all joking aside, it's been an honor to work with the leaders at this company who have made this an exceptional place for not only working mothers, but also for the rest of our employees. We work hard to make sure our employees feel valued and appreciated. Our customers tell us that our employees make them want to continue doing business with us as a result."

In surveying the companies that applied for this year's list, Working Mother gave particular weight to questions in two areas: flexible scheduling, the most critical benefit for working mothers; and leave time, because it is essential for parents to be able to take time off from work, whether it is several months to bond with newborns or several years to be at home with children during their most formative years.

To apply for the Working Mother 100 Best, First Horizon provided the magazine with detailed information on seven areas of work/life balance including workforce profile, compensation, child care, flexibility, time off and leaves, family-friendly programs and company culture. First Horizon completed a 500+-question application, the most rigorous of its kind, which checked the availability, tracking and usage of programs to support working mothers, the accountability of managers to implement programs and the successful advancement of women into top paying jobs, board positions and management ranks. First Horizon was also required to submit benefits handbooks and supporting documentation.

The list appears in the October issue of Working Mother magazine. The complete list of the 2006 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found at

About First Horizon

The 12,000 employees of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN) provide financial services to individuals and business customers through hundreds of offices located in more than 40 states. The corporation's three major brands -- FTN Financial, First Horizon and First Tennessee -- provide customers with a broad range of products and services including:

 -- Capital markets, one of the nation's top underwriters of U.S.
    government agency securities

 -- Mortgage banking, one of the nation's top 25 mortgage originators
   and top 15 servicers, which earned a top-10 ranking in customer
   satisfaction from J.D. Power and Associates

 -- Retail/commercial banking, with the largest market share in
    Tennessee and one of the highest customer retention rates of any
    bank in the country

FHN companies have been recognized as some of the nation's best employers by AARP, Working Mother and Fortune magazines. FHN also was named one of the nation's 100 best corporate citizens by Business Ethics magazine. More information can be found at

About Working Mother

Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches nearly 3 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Its 21-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. The publication also releases the annual list of the Best Companies for Women of Color in the June issue. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media (WMM), which also owns the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), NAFE Magazine, the annual 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress, as well as the Best Companies for Women of Color Multicultural Conference and regional Town Halls. This year, WMM launched its Best Small Companies for Working Mothers initiative.


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