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First M&F to close five branches, four in Mississippi

KOSCIUSCKO — First M&F Corp., the parent of Kosciusko-based M&F Bank, will close five branches and reduce staff.

Chairman/CEO Hugh Potts Jr. tells The Clarion-Ledger that the bank’s intent is to now focus on a few locations to achieve higher levels of performance and efficiency.

M&F Bank will close a branch in in Ridgeland and one in Jackson during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a statement.

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Branches in Tupelo, Oxford and Wilsonville, Ala., also are slated to close. In addition, First M&F’s Niceville, Fla., branch is being sold to First Florida Bank in Destin, Fla.

The plan also will reduce overall staffing by 11 percent, with cost savings of about $4 million on an annualized basis.

First M&F has assets of with $1.5 billion with operations in four states.

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