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Business First Bancshares, Inc.

$50 Million 10/12/2022 Depository Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On October 12, 2022, Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST) (“Business First” or the “Company”), the parent holding company of b1Bank, announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $20.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $50 million
  • Proceeds from the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include augmenting capital, supporting future organic growth, funding potential acquisition opportunities, and redeeming certain of its subordinated debt

About the company

As of June 30, 2022, Business First Bancshares, Inc., (Nasdaq: BFST) through its banking subsidiary b1BANK, has $5.5 billion in assets, $6.2 billion in assets under management through b1BANK’s affiliate Smith Shellnut Wilson LLC (SSW) (excludes $0.9 billion of b1BANK assets managed by SSW) and operates banking centers and loan production offices across Louisiana and Texas providing commercial and personal banking products and services. Commercial banking services include commercial loans, letters of credit, working capital lines, equipment financing and treasury management services. b1BANK was awarded #1 Best-In-State Bank, Louisiana, by Forbes and Statista and is a multiyear winner of American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For.”

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