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The First accounts for merger, net income down nearly 25 percent

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. reports net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended June 30 amounted to $706,000, or $.18 per diluted share, compared to $931,000, or $.30 per diluted share for the same quarter in 2012, a decrease of $225,000 or 24.2 percent. Net income available to common shareholders exclusive of merger related costs ...

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Connecticut company buys share of Coast shipyard

GULFPORT — A private equity firm is taking an ownership stake in a Mississippi shipyard group. Littlejohn & Co. of Greenwich, Conn., has bought part of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, which owns the Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore shipyards in Gulfport and New Orleans. The dollar amount and ownership share were not disclosed. John Dane III, CEO of the shipyard ...

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Bank prices initial public offering at $24 per share

GULFPORT — First NBC Bank Holding Company, the New Orleans-based holding company for First NBC Bank, has priced its initial public offering of 4,166,667 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $24 per share. The common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, trading under the symbol “NBCB.” The offering is ...

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SEC finally releases Morgan Keegan settlement plan

JACKSON — After repeated requests, the Securities and Exchange Commission has finally announced the proposed plan to distribute Morgan Keegan settlement funds to Mississippi investors, according to the Office of Secretary of State. “For two years, the SEC ignored the pleas of investors to release this money. They desperately need their settlement funds,” says Secretary Delbert Hosemann. “It is beyond ...

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Grand jury indicts man accused of bilking investors

BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal grand jury has indicted a Louisiana man on 18 counts of mail fraud for allegedly executing a $13-million investment fraud scheme. The Advocate reports U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. announced yesterday that 57-year-old James R. Holdman, of Baker, La., operated a hedge fund called Greenwing Capital Management, LLC, and solicited and received millions ...

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Former investors sue over fraudulent biodiesel company

PONTOTOC — Two former investors in a biodiesel operation in north Mississippi have sued a Tennessee partner alleging they were duped into getting involved in a scam that defrauded a federal subsidy program. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports W. Tommy Tacker II and Janey Tyner, both of Martin, Tenn., are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. The lawsuit was filed ...

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Woman sentenced for bilking investors for bogus businesses

FAYETTE — A Natchez woman will spend 10 years behind bars for her part in a business scheme that reportedly bilked an investor by never opening the business into which the victim poured their money. The Natchez Democrat reports Emily Sanders was sentenced in Jefferson County Circuit Court to probation for her October conviction on two counts of false pretense. ...

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Settlement checks coming, but Hosemann 'disappointed' in SEC

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state securities regulators from Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee are notifying investors entitled to reimbursement from the recent Morgan Keegan settlement that their states’ fund distribution checks will be mailed Nov. 5. A.B. Data, Ltd., as the fund administrator, will be mailing checks to all investors who filed an approved eligible claim within the ...

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Hancock Holding launches new investment fund

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Company has launched the Hancock Horizon Diversified Income Fund as a new addition to the company’s $1.5-billion family of investment funds. The fund seeks to generate steady income from a combination of financial investments. Hancock Horizon Funds senior vice president and chief investment strategist John Portwood, CFA, said, “This will be an alternative for investors who ...

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Lawmakers urging SEC to appeal decision over Stanford victims' compensation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting a legal appeal to try to overturn a federal court ruling that would deny compensation to victims of the multi-billion fraud perpetrated by the Stanford Financial Group. Cochran is one of 14 senators who have signed a letter encouraging Mary Schapiro, chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to promptly ...

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