Red River Bank expands to Southeast Louisiana
Alexandria based bank completes acquisition of Fidelity Bank of Baton Rouge

Alexandria, LA (April 1, 2013) - Red River Bancshares, Inc., having received all necessary shareholder and regulatory approval, has acquired Baton Rouge based Fidelity Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of Fidelity Bank of Baton Rouge. As a result of the merger, Red River Bank is the 7th largest community bank in Louisiana with approximately $1.3 billion in assets. With this acquisition, Red River Bank has a network of 20 banking centers and 29 ATMs in 6 parishes, spanning from Shreveport to Baton Rouge.

Red River Bank President and CEO, Blake Chatelain said "the merger of Red River Bank and Fidelity Bank creates a partnership, that will not only expand the branch network throughout the state, but will combine financial resources, knowledge and expertise to help all Red River Bank and Fidelity Bank customers. We’re looking forward to continued growth and investment in the markets we serve."

Red River Bank operations in the greater Baton Rouge area will be under the leadership of Joanie Netterville, who will serve as the Baton Rouge Market President of Red River Bank. Ms. Netterville reports, "The Fidelity Bank shareholders and employees look forward to this new partnership and continuing to serve the financial needs of the Baton Rouge community. We’re excited to be part of Red River Bank, a bank that is strong, stable and successful, and a prudent leader over the last 14 years."

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