Southtrust / Wachovia Hurricane Katrina Update

Branch Openings

SouthTrust bank will open six branch locations in South Mississippi on Friday, Sept. 2. These branches will also remain open during limited hours on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 5:

Pascagoula, Biloxi Main, Ocean Springs, Vancleave, Edgewater, Turtle Creek (Hattiesburg).

In addition, offices in Jackson and Southaven, Miss. are open during regular business hours

Branch Closings

The following SouthTrust Bank offices remain closed Friday, September 2 as a result of Hurricane Katrina:

Hattiesburg, Miss.
Hardy Street

Biloxi/Gulfport, Miss.
Courthouse Road, Downtown Gulfport

Mobile County, Ala
Mobile Main

All other financial centers opened at the usual time.

ATM Fees Waived
SouthTrust Bank is temporarily waiving fees at its ATMs in Escambia, Mobile, Baldwin and surrounding counties in Alabama as well as locations throughout Mississippi.

Wachovia Bank is temporarily waiving fees at its ATMs in the Florida Panhandle, including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay and surrounding counties.

Special Installment Loans Available
SouthTrust/Wachovia is offering special installment loans to those needing assistance because of Hurricane Katrina. The loans, available for the next 45 days, have a fixed annual percentage rate of 9.99 percent and no origination fee. To apply or to receive more information, call 1-866-421-2779.

Customers may call 1-800-WACHOVIA or 1-800-CALL-STB for additional information.