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First Bancshares receives requisite approvals for merger with BCB Holding

First Bancshares, holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, announced that BCB Holding Company shareholders have approved the previously announced merger of BCB with and into First Bancshares. Concurrently, BCB’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bay Bank, an Alabama banking corporation, will be merged with and into First Bancshares’ wholly-owned subsidiary, The First, A National Banking Association. In addition, The First Bancshares has received all requisite regulatory approvals required for the completion of the merger, which is expected to become effective as of June 30, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.