Hancock Bank and Whitney will merge

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – This news just came to the WLOX newsroom. Hancock Holding Company and the Whitney Holding Corporation will merge. And according to a news release, they'll create the premiere banking franchise in the Gulf South.

Hancock and Whitney will become one company under the Hancock flag.  This new partnership will impact bank customers in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.

The combined company will have $20 billion in total assets.

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