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Trustmark in deal to acquire Panhandle’s Bay Bank

In a move that will return Jackson-based Trustmark Corp. to the scene of some its biggest commercial real estate loan troubles, the regional bank has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bay Bank & Trust Co. of Panama City in a $22 million transaction. Trustmark CEO Jerry Host said the acquisition of the 76-year-old, $247 million bank gives the bank ...

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One trial down, at least one to go

In late June, a trial wrapped up in Hinds County Chancery Court in which Trustmark National Bank defended itself against allegations of mismanaging a trust account by doling out $1.7 million in improper payments to one of its beneficiaries. It’s one of three active cases the Mississippi Business Journal was able to confirm that featured Trustmark being accused of mismanaging ...

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National bankers group encouraged by bid to quash debit-fee cap

By Ted Carter The American Bankers Association says legislation introduced in the Senate Tuesday gives it hope that banks can avoid a pending cut in the fees they receive from merchants on debit card transactions. The so-called Durbin amendment, named after sponsor Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, mandates the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors put a cap on the fees ...

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Trustmark says it put big dent in Florida loan woes, has Texas acquisitions on radar

JACKSON — Delivering his first quarterly earnings presentation as Trustmark CEO last Wednesday, Jerry Host said the regional banking company is on the verge of putting its single biggest headache behind it — the Florida loan portfolio — and is ready to pursue acquisitions, possibly in Texas. On the eve of the four quarter earnings conference, Trustmark announced net income ...

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Cadence Bank settles investor lawsuit

SEC filing gives shareholders details on process for selecting merger partner. NEW YORK — With the clocking ticking down to a Dec. 9 Cadence Bank shareholder vote on an acquisition of the bank, Cadence has tentatively settled an investor lawsuit that claimed that the merger terms are tilted to benefit Cadence executives and board members at the expense of investors. ...

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CEO’s post-retirement plans still not settled

  Richard Hickson says his Trustmark workload has left him little time to decide what he’ll do in retirement beyond involvement in his two principal civic causes – Millsaps College and St. Dominic Hospital. Two other things he knows for certain. He’ll be 67 and a full-time Mississippi resident. He said his interests are likely to take him in any ...

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Cadence reports continued losses

Starkville-based bank had lower losses than same quarter in 2009 In a late arriving earnings report, Cadence Financial of Starkville last Wednesday reported a third quarter net loss of $7.5 million, or $0.63 per diluted share. The new round of losses come just ahead of a Dec.  9 shareholder meeting at which shareholders will vote whether to take the $1.7-billion ...

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Trustmark says strides made putting Memphis real estate loans troubles in past

Trustmark’s Richard Hickson isn’t quite sure what to make of Memphis. The chairman & CEO has wrestled more with real estate loan problems in Florida. But Tennessee, especially Memphis, occupied a lot of his attention in the last quarter. The past quarter impaired loans in Memphis and the rest of Tennessee forced the Jackson-based Trustmark to basically triple its charge-offs ...

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Cadence Bank stockholders to meet Dec. 9

STARKVILLE — Stockholders of Cadence Financial Corp., the parent of Cadence Bank, will meet Dec. 9 in Starkville to consider a buyout by a private Houston, Texas-based investment firm. The Commercial Dispatch reports a proxy statement and ballot approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission was issued to shareholders this week. Cadence agreed to the buyout with Community Bancorp in ...

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Cadence Bank being sued over sale to Texas company

STARKVILLE — Cadence Bank and its officers have been accused in a lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court of misleading investors about the financial institution’s sale. The Columbus Commercial Dispatch reports that the lawsuit was filed by RSD Capital in New York because Cadence’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange. No trial date has been set. ...

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