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Renasant acquiring First M&F in all-stock deal

TUPELO and KOSCIUSKO — Renasant Corporation and First M&F Corporation have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Renasant Corporation would acquire First M&F Corporation (M&F), a bank holding company headquartered in Kosciusko and the parent of Merchants & Farmers Bank. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will have approximately $5.8 billion […] [...]

Cattleman to change plea to guilty in loan fraud case

ABERDEEN — Court records say a man will plead guilty to hiding the sales of cattle and using fake invoices to avoid paying back a federal loan. A filing in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen says Clint Mann intends to change his plea. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 19. Court records say Mann obtained a […] [...]

After two-year-closure, state lake ready for re-stocking

SALTILLO — It may not look ready, but according to state wildlife officials, Lake Lamar Bruce is ready to be stocked with fish — very small bluegill and redear sunfish as well as catfish fingerlings. “Tupelo Fish Hatchery and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have partnered to raise the fish to put back […] [...]

BancorpSouth, shareholders ask judge to approve settlement

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. and a group of shareholders have asked a federal judge in Tennessee to approve a settlement of a 2010 lawsuit. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the proposal was filed recently in U.S. District Court of Middle Tennessee in Nashville after “arm’s-length negotiations” between mediators for both parties. The lawsuit was […] [...]

Sanderson Farms expands, extends stock repurchase program

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc.’s board of directors yesterday expanded and extended to Feb. 16, 2014, its stock repurchase program approved Oct. 22, 2009, to repurchase up to one million shares from time to time at prevailing prices in open market transactions or in negotiated purchases, subject to market conditions, share price and other considerations. […] [...]

Winn-Dixie shareholders to vote on proposed BI-LO deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will hold a special meeting of shareholders at Winn-Dixie’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., March 9. The purpose of the meeting will be to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of Dec. 16, 2011, pursuant […] [...]

BancorpSouth closes offering; BancorpSouth Insurance launches app

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has closed an underwritten public offering of 10,952,381 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10.50 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering, before expenses, were $109.3 million. The proceeds from the offering will be used by the financial institution for general corporate purposes, including […] [...]

Underwriters of BancorpSouth offering exercise over-allotment option

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. reports the underwriters for the recently announced public offering of BancorpSouth Inc. common stock have exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 1,428,571 shares at a public offering price of $10.50 per share. The company intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, […] [...]

Hancock, Whitney shareholders to vote on merger

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Co.’s proposed buyout of its longtime Gulf Coast banking rival, New Orleans-based Whitney Holding Corp., will be judged today by shareholders of both companies. Separate shareholder meetings are scheduled to decide whether to go along with Hancock’s $1.5-billion stock-for-stock deal to acquire Whitney. Both groups have to approve. The companies also […] [...]

Callon closes on sale of shares for over-allotment

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company announced the closing of the sale of 1.1 million shares of its common stock pursuant to the underwriters’ exercise of the over-allotment option, which the company granted in connection with Callon’s previously announced public offering of nine million shares of its common stock. The exercise of the over-allotment option brings […] [...]

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