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Section 1: 4 (PRIMARY DOCUMENT)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Davis Gregory L.
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
SMARTFINANCIAL INC. [SMBK]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Lending Officer and EVP
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
5401 KINGSTON PIKE, SUITE 600
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/23/2017
(Street)

KNOXVILLE, TN 37919
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock               28,031 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Appreciation Right $21.72 02/23/2017   A   3,000     (1) 12/31/2020 Common Stock 3,000 $ 0 3,000 D  
Stock Appreciation Right $21.61 01/25/2018   A   3,000     (2) 12/31/2021 Common Stock 3,000 $ 0 3,000 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Davis Gregory L.
5401 KINGSTON PIKE
SUITE 600
KNOXVILLE, TN 37919
      Chief Lending Officer and EVP  

Signatures

 William Bettis, Attorney-in-Fact   03/20/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) This stock appreciation right was granted on 02/23/2017. The stock appreciation right generally vests 100% on the third anniversary of the date of the grant, subject to Mr. Davis's continuous service with the company or a subsidiary or affiliate of the company through such date. The stock appreciation right vests on an accelerated basis in full in the event of a change in control, again subject to Mr. Davis's continuous service with the company or a subsidiary or affiliate of the company through the date of the change in control.
(2) This stock appreciation right was granted on 01/25/2018. The stock appreciation right generally vests 100% on the third anniversary of the date of the grant, subject to Mr. Davis's continuous service with the company or a subsidiary or affiliate of the company through such date. The stock appreciation right vests on an accelerated basis in full in the event of a change in control, again subject to Mr. Davis's continuous service with the company or a subsidiary or affiliate of the company through the date of the change in control.
 
Remarks:
Exhibit List     Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney

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Section 2: EX-24 (POWER OF ATTORNEY)


                      Exhibit 24

SmartFinancial, Inc.
Limited Power of Attorney For
Section 16 Reporting Obligations

Know all by these presents, that 
the undersigned hereby makes,
constitutes and appoints
William Bettis, Adam Smith, 
Remington Shepard, and John Lines
each acting as the 
undersigned's true and lawful 
attorney-in-fact, with full power
and authority as hereinafter
described on behalf of and in the 
name, place and stead of the 
undersigned to:
(A) prepare, execute, 
acknowledge, deliver and file
Forms 3, 4, and 5 (including any 
amendments thereto) with respect 
to the securities of SmartFinancial,
Inc., a Tennessee corporation
("Corporation"),with the
United States Securities 
and Exchange Commission, any 
national securities exchanges and 
the Corporation, as considered 
necessary or adviseable under 
Section 16(a) of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules 
and regulations promulgated 
thereunder, as amended from time 
to time ("Exchange Act");
(B) seek or obtain, as the 
undersigned's representative
and on the undersigned's behalf 
information on transactions in
the Corporation's  securities 
from any third party, including 
brokers, employee benefit plan 
administrators and trustees, 
and the undersigned hereby 
authorizes any such person to 
release any such information to 
each of the undersigned's 
attorneys-in-fact appointed by 
this Limited Power of Attorney and 
approves and ratifies any such
release of information; and 
(C) perform any and all other 
acts which in the discretion 
of such attorney-in-fact are 
necessary or desirable for and 
on behalf of the undersigned 
in connection with the foregoing.

The undersigned acknowledges that: 
(1) this Power of Attorney 
authorizes, but does not require, 
each such attorney-in-fact  to act
in their discretion on information
provided to such attorney-in-fact
without independent verification 
of such information;
(2) any documents prepared and/or 
executed by either such attorney-in
-fact on behalf of the 
undersigned pursuant to this Power
of Attorney will be in such form 
and will contain such information 
and disclosure as such
attorney-in-fact, in his or her 
discretion, deems necessary or 
desirable;
(3) neither the Corporation 
nor either of such attorneys-
in-fact assumes (i) any liability 
for the undersigned's 
responsibility to comply with the 
requirements of the Exchange Act, 
(ii) any liability of the 
undersigned for profit disgorgement 
under Section 16(b) of the Exchange 
Act; and 
(4) this Power of Attorney does not 
relieve the undersigned from 
responsibility for compliance with 
the undersigned's obligations under 
the Exchange Act, including 
without limitation the reporting 
requirements under Section 16 of 
the Exchange Act. 

The undersigned hereby gives and 
grants each of the foregoing 
attorneys-in-fact full power and 
authority to do and perform all 
and every act and thing whatsoever 
requisite, necessary or appropriate 
to be done in and about the 
foregoing matters as fully to all 
intents and purposes as the 
undersigned might or could do if 
present, hereby ratifying all that 
each such attorney-in-fact of, for 
and on behalf of the undersigned, 
shall lawfully do or cause to be 
done by virtue of this Limited 
Power of Attorney.

This Power of Attorney shall
remain in full force and effect 
until revoked by the 
undersigned in a signed writing 
delivered to each such attorney-
in-fact.

In WITNESS WHEREOF, the 
undersigned has caused this Power 
of Attorney to be executed as of 
this 8 day of February, 2019. 

/s/ Gregory L. Davis 



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