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The First reports increase in net income

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, has released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2013. Net income available to common stockholders for the three months amounted to $1,392,000, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to $1,062,000, or […] [...]

Trustmark Corp. sees gain in quarterly profit

JACKSON — Regional bank Trustmark Corp. says profit in 2013′s fourth quarter rose 1 percent from the same three months of 2012, as the company worked to increase efficiency after its takeover of the former BancTrust Financial Group. Trustmark posted quarterly profit yesterday of $28 million, or 42 cents per share. That compares to $27.7 […] [...]

BancorpSouth buying Texas bank in stock/cash deal

TUPELO — BancorpSouth will acquire Central Community Corp., the parent of Austin-based First State Bank Central Texas, pushing the bank much deeper into the competitive Texas banking market. BancorpSouth said yesterday that it is offering Central Community stockholders shares of its own stock worth $182.3 million, plus $28.5 million in cash. If Central Community shareholders […] [...]

Renasant sees rise in post-M&F merger profits

TUPELO — Renasant Corp. says profit in 2013′s fourth quarter rose 55 percent in the first reporting period following its takeover of First M&F Corp. Yesterday, Renasant posted quarterly profit of $11.3 million, or 36 cents per share. That’s up from $7.3 million, or 29 cents per share, in 2012′s fourth quarter. Because the period […] [...]

Senators have concerns over airline merger’s impact

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have sent a letter to the Transportation Secretary and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over concerns about the possible impact in Mississippi by the proposed US Airways-American Airlines merger. Cochran and Wicker wrote: “It is our understanding that the Departments of Transportation and Justice […] [...]

MBJ January 17th Digital Edition

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B&K shareholders agree to merger with Home Bancorp

NATCHEZ — Shareholders of Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation, the parent company of Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., have approved the merger of the company with and into Home Bancorp Inc. Terms were not disclosed. W. Page Ogden, president and CEO of B&K Capital, said, “We are pleased that our shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the […] [...]

BancorpSouth merging with La. bank in stock/cash deal

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with Ouachita Bancshares Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Ouachita Independent Bank (OIB) headquartered in Monroe, La., whereby Ouachita Bancshares Corp. will be merged with and into BancorpSouth, Inc. OIB operates 12 full-service banking offices; six in the Monroe-West Monroe, La., area, four in the […] [...]

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs acquires firm; grows to 200 attorneys

JACKSON — Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP has acquired Barfield & Associates, a full-service Jackson-based law firm, in a move that creates one of the largest law firms in the Jackson area and more than 200 attorneys in four states. Joining Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution service team are: David A. Barfield, […] [...]

PSC unanimously rejects Entergy-ITC proposed merger

JACKSON — Mississippi utility regulators have unanimously rejected a merger proposal by Entergy Corp. and ITC Holdings Corp., saying the deal could have meant a $300-million rate increase for Mississippi customers over 30 years. “We respect Entergy’s desire to improve its organizational effectiveness, but the commission was not persuaded the transfer of ownership would be […] [...]

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