Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 19, 2004

C.r. Cloutier – Midsouth Bancorp Inc (msl)

C.R. 'RUSTY' CLOUTIER has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MidSouth Bancorp Inc. and MidSouth Bank in Lafayette, Louisiana since 1985, when the bank opened for business with assets totaling $13,000,000 and one location. Presently, the bank's assets have grown in excess of $450,000,000 and boasts of twenty locations. Previous to his employment at MidSouth, Mr. Cloutier gained vast banking experience during his eighteen years at the former First National Bank in St. Mary Parish in Morgan City, Louisiana where he held the post of Executive Vice President at the time of his departure from the company. Mr. Cloutier is former President of the Community Bankers of Louisiana and past Chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief overview of MidSouth Bancorp?

Mr. Cloutier: In 1985, MidSouth Bancorp was founded in Lafayette,

Louisiana, by a group of us who remain directors of the