HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is incorporated under the laws of the State of Maryland. It is a federally chartered mutual savings bank. The Company's banking subsidiary is a federally chartered mutual savings bank HomeTrust Bank. The Company's principal business consists of attracting deposits from the general public and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds in loans secured primarily by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans and construction and land/lot loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, and municipal leases. Municipal leases are secured primarily by a ground lease for a firehouse or an equipment lease for fire trucks and firefighting equipment to fire departments located throughout North and South Carolina. It also purchases investment securities consisting primarily of mortgage-backed securities issued by United States Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises. It offers a variety of deposit accounts for individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Deposits are its primary source of funds for its lending and investing activities. It has adopted a plan of conversion, primarily to increase its capital to grow its loan portfolio organically and through acquisitions and to continue to build its franchise. It currently has 20 banking offices serving nine counties in Western North Carolina and the "Piedmont" region of North Carolina. The Company's mission is to continue serving individuals, businesses and community organizations in its primary markets in the Western and Piedmont regions of North Carolina through exceptional service.