State of Louisiana
Office of Financial Institutions


MONTHLY BULLETIN
FEBRUARY 2006





BANK HOLDING COMPANIES

 

Effective June 30, 2005

First Community Bank, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, engaged in a statutory share exchange with First Community Holding Company, whereby First Community Holding Company became a one-bank holding company.

 

Effective July 1, 2005

First Community Holding Company, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, became a one-bank holding company by acquiring control of 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of First Community Bank, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, pursuant to Section 3(a)(1) of the BHC Act of 1956, as amended.

 

 

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BANKS/THRIFTS/CREDIT UNIONS

 

Effective April 22, 2005

Regions Bank (an Alabama state-chartered bank), Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, purchased certain assets and assumed the liability to pay deposits of the Louisiana branches of Union Planters Bank, National Association, Memphis, TN.

 

Effective June 30, 2005

Union Planters Bank, National Association, Memphis, TN, merged with and into Regions Bank (an Alabama state-chartered bank), Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL, under the Charter of and with the Title:  Regions Bank, domiciled in Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL.

 

Effective December 6, 2005, @ 8:01 a.m., CST

First State Bank, Italy, Ellis County, TX (a Texas state chartered bank), merged with and into The Peoples State Bank, Many, Sabine Parish, LA, under the Charter of and with the Title:  The Peoples State Bank, domiciled in Many, Sabine Parish, LA, and established the sole office of First State Bank as a branch of The Peoples State Bank.

 

Filed February 14, 2006

INVESTAR BANK, a proposed “de novo” State-chartered commercial bank, to be located at 7000 Block of Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, 70808.  [Contact:  W. Patrick Baker, Esq., Pickering & Cotogno, 301 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130, Phone: (504) 581‑1222.]

 

 

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BRANCHES

 

Effective September 7, 2004

Liberty Bank and Trust Company, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, opened its JACKSON BRANCH located at Jacob L. Reddix Campus Student Union, Jackson, Hinds County, MS, 39217.

Filed February 13, 2006
OPELOUSAS BRANCH proposed by United Bank and Trust Company, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, to be located at 323 South Academy Street, Suite A, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, 70570.

Effective February 15, 2006

Coastal Commerce Bank, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA, opened its WEST HOUMA BRANCH located at 5830 West Main Street, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA, 70360.

 

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CHANGES OF LOCATION/CONSOLIDATIONS

 

Approved February 9, 2006

Southern Heritage Bank, Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, LA, proposes to relocate its JENA OFFICE from 3148 West Oak Street and the JENA BRANCH from 2908 East Oak Street to 2832 East Oak Street (both a distance of approximately 0.3 miles or less), all locations within Jena, LaSalle Parish, LA, 71342, to be known as JENA OFFICE.

 

Effective February 10, 2006

Community Trust Bank, Choudrant, Lincoln Parish, LA, consolidated its NORTH BERNICE BRANCH located at U. S. Highway 167 North and 2nd Street, with the BERNICE BRANCH located at 418 Cherry Street (approximately 100 yards), both locations within Bernice, Union Parish, LA, 71222.

 

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LOAN or TRUST PRODUCTION OFFICES

 

Closed File December 6, 2005

TEXARKANA LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE proposed by The Peoples State Bank, Many, Sabine Parish, LA, to be located at 3702 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Bowie County, TX, 75503.

 

Effective February 6, 2006

Washington State Bank, Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA, relocated its WASHINGTON STATE BANK LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE from 2501 Metairie Lawn Drive [70002] to 1000 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 303 [70005], both located in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA. [Originally filed with the address of 100 Veterans Boulevard (70001).]

 

Filed February 13, 2006

BATON ROUGE LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE proposed by Omni Bank, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA, to be located at 7914 Wrenwood, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, 70809.

 

Filed February 22, 2006

SHREVEPORT LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICE proposed by Red River Bank, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA, to be located at 229 Milam Street, Suite 52, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA, 71101.

 

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SUBSIDIARIES

 

Effective December 15, 2005

Landmark Bank, Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, LA, established a subsidiary, LANDMARK INSURANCE, LLC, located at 12225 Saint Helena Street, Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, LA, 70722.

 

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OTHER

 

No activity.

 

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Any questions should be directed to Pam Skelton at (225) 925-4661.