LAFAYETTE, La., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. ("MidSouth") (NYSE: MSL) today reported that Dr. Andrew G. Hargroder, a Jennings native now living in Baton Rouge, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of MidSouth Bank. Board members are named to one-year terms.
The bariatric surgeon, son of the late Dr. Joe Hargroder, a founding member of MidSouth Bank's Board of Directors, is a pioneer in flexible laparoscopic surgery. He has been a bariatric surgeon at Baton Rouge General Hospital since 2012.
Because Hargroder now calls Baton Rouge home, his addition to the board is another way to strengthen the bank's leadership presence in the Capital City, one of the bank's fastest-growing markets. He also will assist the bank with its strategic plan to further expand its services into the health care sector.
Another big advantage to having Hargroder on the board is that he has maintained strong ties throughout the Jeff Davis community, where his family is well-known and respected and where MidSouth Bank has a very strong presence.
Dr. Andrew Hargroder began his private medical practice in 1991 and became an active bariatric surgeon in 2002, having performed more than 3,500 weight-loss surgeries since that time. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology/chemistry from UL Lafayette and his medical degree from LSU.
About MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.
MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, with assets of $2.0 billion as of March 31, 2015. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. trades on the NYSE under the symbol "MSL." Through its wholly owned subsidiary, MidSouth Bank, N.A., MidSouth offers a full range of banking services to commercial and retail customers in Louisiana and Texas. MidSouth Bank currently has 58 locations in Louisiana and Texas and is connected to a worldwide ATM network that provides customers with access to more than 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Additional corporate information is available at MidSouthBank.com.
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