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Hancock Bank adding 100 jobs in Alabama

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November 13, 2013 10:49 AM EST | AP


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hancock Bank is locating a corporate center in Montgomery, Ala. that will have 200 employees.

Bank officials say 100 of the jobs will be new to the company. The bank's new corporate center will be located on two floors of the Capitol Commerce Center, which was once home to Colonial Bank. Hancock's chief information officer, Ron Milliet, will oversee many of the operations being located in Montgomery. The bank, headquartered in Gulfport, Miss., had been looking for a corporate center away from the Gulf coast. Milliet said locating some critical operations in an area less vulnerable to direct hits from hurricanes can better ensure uninterrupted service for customers.

Hancock Bank operates in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. Its sister company, Whitney Bank, operates in Louisiana and Texas.