Hancock Whitney receives regulatory approval to acquire MidSouth

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Hancock Whitney Corporation has received regulatory approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance to complete its previously announced proposed acquisition of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.  parent company of MidSouth Bank N.A.

The proposed acquisition was announced on April 30, 2019, is expected to close on or about September 20, 2019, and remains subject to approval by MidSouth’s shareholders at a special meeting scheduled for September 18, 2019 and other customary closing conditions.