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Chris Bucher joins Hancock Bank

Chris Bucher has joined Hancock Bank to lead and build Hancock’s expanding equipment financing division. Bucher is the former national sales manager for Regions Equipment Finance Corp. and, before that, head of Hibernia National Bank’s equipment finance services. Hancock’s equipment financing business will serve middle-market and corporate clients by financing and leasing revenue-producing capital equipment.

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Hairston named CEO/president of Hancock Holding

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Company has announced that John M. Hairston has been named the company’s chief executive officer and president. Hairston served as CEO and chief operating officer for the parent of Hancock Bank. He succeeds Carl J. Chaney, who retired effective Friday. Hairston had been CEO/COO in 2008. He has served as an officer with the company since ...

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BauerFinancial gives Hancock five stars for 100th consecutive quarter

GULFPORT — BauerFinancial Inc. has again awarded a 5-Star Superior rating to Hancock Bank. That recommendation (Bauer’s highest rating) affirms the bank as one of America’s strongest, safest financial institutions for the 100th consecutive quarter — 25 years in a row. BauerFinancial awarded its 5-Star rating to Hancock based on the company’s capital, asset quality, profitability, proactive risk management and ...

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Hancock selling Whitney Bank branches in Houston

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Co. says it will sell four Whitney Bank branches in Houston to Community Trust Bank of Ruston, Louisiana. Community Trust Bank will acquire $15 million in loans and $135 million in deposits, pending regulatory approval. The sale is expected to close by the end of March. No purchase price was disclosed. Hancock is realigning its Houston ...

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Hancock Bank hosting event to raise funds for lighthouse restoration

PASCAGOULA — Hancock Bank is hosting a “Come Light Up The Night” Round Island Lighthouse fundraiser Aug. 7 to complete interior and lighting work at the top of the historic structure. The event will take place under the historical oaks at Lighthouse Park, on the north side of the Pascagoula bridge. Preservationists and the city of Pascagoula have spent a ...

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'Branch rationalization' guiding Hancock, Regions branching strategies

Fresh off of closing more than two dozen branches and selling a handful of others in its five-state market, Hancock Bank is back in the branching business with the opening of  a full service location in West Hattiesburg. The 5,300-square-foot Oak Grove branch at 12 Newtowne Loop is among several branches and financial centers the $20 billion Gulfport-based Hancock has ...

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Hancock Holding sees quarterly profit tumble

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Co. said profit in 2013’s fourth quarter fell 26 percent as it spent $17.1 million to improve efficiency. Hancock, which operates Hancock Bank in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and Whitney Bank in Louisiana and Texas, posted quarterly profit yesterday of $34.7 million, or 41 cents per share. That’s down from $47 million, or 54 cents per ...

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Bauer rankings reflect strong Q3 showing for Mississippi banks

A total of 45 Mississippi banks and saving and loans garnered five-star ratings from Bauer Financial Services in the third quarter. Of Mississippi’s largest banks, the $20 billion Hancock Bank of Gulfport was the only one to receive five stars, though Jackson’s Trustmark and Tupelo’s Renasant performed well enough to gain four stars each. BancorpSouth, the state’s second largest bank ...

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Bank bringing corporate center to Alabama; adding 100 jobs

GULFPORT — Hancock Bank is locating a corporate center in Montgomery, Ala., that will have 200 employees. Bank officials say 100 of the jobs will be new to the company. The bank’s new corporate center will be located on two floors of the Capitol Commerce Center, which was once home to Colonial Bank. Hancock’s chief information officer, Ron Milliet, will ...

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