The First, A National Banking Association
The First was formed by a small group of friends who got together on a back porch near Hattiesburg, MS one night and discussed creating a bank that would take care of people. Their dream has grown from a back porch to 24 branches in cities and towns all across South Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. But as they've grown, The First has continued to build relationships by taking care of business one customer at a time.
First Bancshares, Inc. announces their planned merger with FMB Banking Corporation in which First Bancshares will acquire 100% of the common stock of FMB. The new combined Company will hold about $3.0 billion in total assets, $2.5 billion in total deposits, $2.0 billion in total loans, and 67 locations. This move will expand The First's presence in the Florida panhandle, southern Georgia, and the Tallahassee market.
The First, A National Banking Association, has announced a merger with Gulf Coast Community Bank which will allow the banks to serve customers with 48 convenient locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. The combined company will have approximately $1.6 billion in total assets, $1.4 billion in total deposits, and $1.1 billion in total loans.