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June 11, 2014

New Oak Grove Hancock Bank an Investment in Local Opportunity
Full-service financial center designed to help metro’ area grow


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (June 11, 2014)—As Mississippi’s "Hub City" continues to grow as one of the state’s most dynamic centers of opportunity, Gulfport based Hancock Bank—one of America’s strongest, safest banks—is debuting a brand new West Hattiesburg location. Bank leaders said the full-service Oak Grove financial center is another way Hancock is affirming its commitment to the area’s people and future.

"Hancock Bank was founded in South Mississippi to help create opportunities for people and the communities we serve. We’ve had the privilege of working with local people to help our region prosper for 115 years, and our headquarters are still here," said Hattiesburg native and market president Greg Hodges. "We know Hattiesburg’s success comes from hard work and dedication from many local leaders, businesses, and community partners. We’re honored and proud to work with those centers of influence every day and believe our new Oak Grove Hancock Bank offers another resource to help our city thrive."

Situated at 12 Newtowne Loop, the 5,300-square-foot Oak Grove Hancock Bank opened last week. With lobby banking, four drive-through lanes, drive-up ATM and night depository, and safe deposit boxes, the branch houses a complete array of money management options, from traditional consumer, business, and mortgage banking to commercial banking services, private banking, and wealth management. Hodges said Hancock designed the branch with the metropolitan area’s expansion in mind.

"As we revitalize older areas and grow to the west, Hattiesburg is a state and regional economic center—literally, a ‘hub’ for education, healthcare, business and industry, and residential development. Hancock Bank’s Oak Grove center gives businesses, professionals, and families in West Hattiesburg convenient access to financial choices they need to achieve their financial goals and dreams," he added.

Hancock Bank plans to host a grand-opening at the Oak Grove branch on July 25.

About Hancock Bank

Since 1899 the Hancock Bank name has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. BauerFinancial, Inc., recently ranked Hancock Bank as one of the country’s most financially sound institutions for the 98th consecutive quarter—more than 24 years in a row. Part of Hancock Holding Company, Hancock Bank locations in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and Whitney Bank offices in Louisiana and Texas provide comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; energy banking; private banking; trust and investment services; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. More information and online banking are available at

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