Tennessee Bank & Trust filed a de novo interagencycharter and federal deposit insurance application with the FDIC and the TennesseeDepartment of Financial Institutions.
Tennessee Bank & Trust operates as a division ofBlytheville, Ark.-based FarmersBank and Trust Co. The division was created in 2004 when Farmersopened a branch in Franklin, Tenn. It opened a second office in 2006 inNashville. It is applying to operate as anindependent bank and plans to be headquartered in Nashville with the Franklinlocation operating as a branch.
Gaylon Lawrence Jr., Steve Bell, Dan Andrews Jr., JasonWest, Barbara Zipperian and Roddy Story Jr. are the bank's incorporators.
Farmers Bank & Trust is a unit of Lawrence ownsFarmers Bancorp, along with Clarksville, Tenn.-based ; Poplar Bluff,Mo.-based FMS Bancorp Inc.;Piggott, Ark.-based PiggottBankstock Inc.; and Malden, Mo.-based