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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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Whitney’s disposal of sour loans added to its appeal to Hancock

Hancock touts acquisition as earnings booster for shareholders. After more than 100 years of talking about merging with New Orleans neighbor Whitney National Bank, Gulfport’s Hancock Bank decided late 2010 might be the best time ever to strike a deal with the Louisiana institution. “The timing was impeccable,” Hancock president and CEO Carl Chaney said a few days after Hancock and ...

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Stay tuned for bank earnings season

By Ted Carter Take a deep breath. Now exhale and hope for the best as the earnings season for Mississippi banks is on the horizon. You’ll know soon enough whether to break out the champagne and party favors you put away your New Year’s celebration. Tupelo-based BancorpSouth is to report its fourth quarter earnings after the market closes on Jan. ...

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Hancock shifting HQ to N.O. with Whitney merger

BY: Greg LaRose, Editor, City Business Hancock Bank will move its headquarters from Gulfport to New Orleans under Hancock’s merger acquisition of regional competitor Whitney National Bank in a $1.5 billion stock-for-stock transaction announced Wednesday. Hancock CEO Carl Chaney said that although the headquarters of the combined companies will be located in New Orleans, much of Hancock’s back office operations ...

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