The Bank Slate


First Guaranty in La. makes push into Ky., W.Va.

First Guaranty Bancshares in Hammond, La., has hired 13 bankers for its push into Kentucky and West Virginia. 

The $2.8 billion-asset company said in a press release Monday that it hired Mike Mineer, a former president and CEO of Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust, to serve as its Mideast Market President. 

The hirings included five bankers in Kentucky and seven in West Virginia. 

“We are a true community bank; we lend to people, not numbers,” Alton Lewis, First Guaranty’s president and CEO, said in the release. “With this knowledgeable team in place, we can continue to lend in the way we know how and give our customers the top-notch service they deserve.”

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