FRANKLIN, N.C., July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entegra Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary bank of Entegra Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ENFC) (the “Company”), today announced that it has received regulatory approval to open a de novo branch in Asheville, North Carolina.

Commenting on the approval, Roger Plemens, President and CEO of the Company, stated, “We look forward to expanding in Asheville with a full service branch that will complement the services currently provided by our loan production office in the area.”

A contract to purchase the branch, which is located at 1985 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, North Carolina, has been executed.  The opening of the branch, which is contingent on the transaction closing, is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2018.

About Entegra Financial Corp. and Entegra Bank

Entegra Financial Corp. is the holding company of Entegra Bank. The Company’s shares of common stock trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “ENFC.”

Entegra Bank operates a total of 18 branches located throughout the Western North Carolina counties of Cherokee, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk and Transylvania, the Upstate South Carolina counties of Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg and the Northern Georgia counties of Pickens and Hall. The Bank also operates loan production offices in Asheville, NC, and Clemson, SC.  For further information, visit the Bank’s website www.entegrabank.com.

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Entegra Financial Corp.
Roger D. Plemens
President and Chief Executive Officer
(828) 524-7000