MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. to Present at Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett's 15th Annual Community Bank Conference

Aug 16, 2010, 10:23 ET from MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.

LAFAYETTE, La., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MSL) officials will be presenting at Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett's 15th Annual Bank Conference in Chicago, August 17, 2010.

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At 10:40 a.m. CT., MidSouth Bancorp President/Chief Executive Officer C. R. "Rusty" Cloutier and Chief Financial Officer, Jim McLemore, will present the Company's financial performance and results over the recent reporting periods. They will also discuss certain aspects of the Company's strategic plan for growth throughout the markets it serves in Louisiana and Texas and the impact of the Gulf oil spill.

In accordance with Regulation FD, the conference will be webcast over the internet and can be accessed by visiting http://www.wsw.com/webcast/howe2/msl/.  Participants will need Media Player to listen to the webcast.  For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, the webcast will be archived for 90 days. 

Requests for a copy of the slides used in MidSouth's presentation can be directed to Shaleen B. Pellerin, Investor Relations, P.O. Box 3745, Lafayette, LA, 70502.

About MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL) is a bank holding company headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana with assets of $972 million as of June 30, 2010.  Through our wholly owned subsidiary, MidSouth Bank, N.A., we offer a full range of banking services to commercial and retail customers in south Louisiana and southeast Texas.  MidSouth Bank has 35 locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 50 ATMs.  

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements include, among others, statements regarding future results, changes in the local and national economy including the Gulf oil spill and deepwater drilling moratorium, the work-out of nonaccrual loans and potential acquisitions.  Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.  

Factors that might cause such a difference include, among other matters, changes in interest rates and market prices that could affect the net interest margin, asset valuation, and expense levels; changes in local economic and business conditions, including, without limitation, changes related to the oil and gas industries, that could adversely affect customers and their ability to repay borrowings under agreed upon terms, adversely affect the value of the underlying collateral related to their borrowings, and reduce demand for loans; the timing and ability to reach any agreement to restructure nonaccrual loans;  increased competition for deposits and loans which could affect compositions, rates and terms; the timing and impact of future acquisitions, the success or failure of integrating operations, and the ability to capitalize on growth opportunities upon entering new markets; loss of critical personnel and the challenge of hiring qualified personnel at reasonable compensation levels; legislative and regulatory changes, including changes in banking, securities and tax laws and regulations and their application by our regulators, changes in the scope and cost of FDIC insurance and other coverages, and changes in the U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in MidSouth's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 filed with the SEC on March 16, 2010 and in its other filings with the SEC.  

MidSouth does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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