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The First expands Gulf presence with BCB acquisition

The First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, has acquired BCB Holding Company Inc., holding company for Mobile, Alabama-based Bay Bank. Terms were not disclosed. The First president and CEO Hoppy Cole said, “We are excited about the opportunities that this merger will create in the Mobile market.” The acquisition will further expand ...

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USM FUNDRAISING FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS REACHES A MILESTONE — Gift from First Bancshares, parent of The First, puts effort over $8 million mark

A recent donation from First Bancshares Inc. put the University of Southern Mississippi over the $8 million mark in its quest to raise $10 million to cover its share of a new 90,000 square foot home for the College of Business. In addition, Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna, a 1975 finance grad and Houston businessman, has issued a matching gift ...

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