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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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Bass Berry & Sims and AutoZone team up to offer Memphis-Area Seniors Free Legal Aid at the Seventh Annual "Give a Little, Help a Lot" Clinic

July 22, 2015

Memphis, Tenn. (July 22, 2015) – On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, AutoZone, Inc., and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in conjunction with Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) will host their seventh annual pro bono legal clinic at the Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Avenue, to assist Memphis-area seniors from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

"AutoZone and Bass, Berry & Sims have a terrific partnership in place, where our team members work side-by-side to assist low-income seniors with their health care planning and provide other essential legal advice," says, Kristen C. Wright, General Counsel and Secretary, Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone. "With guidance from Memphis Area Legal Services, Bass, Berry & Sims and AutoZone teams have served hundreds of seniors at the Orange Mound Community Center over the last six years."

"This is an event that we look forward to every year. We feel truly fortunate that we get to collaborate with AutoZone and MALS and provide seniors in the community convenient and cost-free access to essential legal services," said Jonathan Nelson, attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims and clinic volunteer coordinator.

During the clinic, attorneys, paralegals and other volunteers from Bass, Berry & Sims, AutoZone and MALS will come together to assist seniors with the preparation of advance care plans, health care directives, durable power of attorney forms, wills and other essential legal advice.

"The Orange Mound community and Memphis Area Legal Services look forward to working with the fine attorneys and staff at Bass, Berry & Sims and the AutoZone legal department to provide this vital service. We really enjoy this great partnership and appreciate so much the time and effort that is put into this event," said Linda Seely, Director of Pro Bono Projects, Memphis Area Legal Services.

About AutoZone, Inc.
As of May 9, 2015, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,069 AutoZone stores in 49 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 418 stores in Mexico and seven stores in Brazil and 18 IMC branches for a total count of 5,512.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each AutoZone store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. IMC branches carry an extensive line of OE quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories and performance parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com and www.imcparts.net. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

Contact Information:
Media: Ray Pohlman, 866-966-3017, ray.pohlman@autozone.com
Financial: Brian Campbell, 901 495-7005, brian.campbell@autozone.com

About Memphis Area Legal Services
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc., (MALS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible individuals in Shelby, Tipton, Fayette and Lauderdale counties in West Tennessee. MALS recently celebrated more than 40 years of service to the community. MALS receives federal funds from the Legal Services Corporation along with state and local funding, donations, grants and contracts. There are more than 800 attorneys, law students, paralegals, mediators and others who regularly volunteer their time and talents to ensuring access to justice through MALS in partnership with the staff and board. For more information, visit www.malsi.org

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 220 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions and litigation matters in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.

WHAT: FREE Legal Clinic for Memphis-area Seniors
WHERE: Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Avenue, Memphis 38114
WHEN: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

More information about the clinic: Linda Warren Seely, Memphis Area Legal Services, 901.523.8822


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