MORGAN CITY, La. -- The American Stock Exchange approved First Citizen BancStock Inc.'s application to list its common shares. The company's stock will begin trading on the exchange about Sept. 21 under the symbol FIR. The company had not previously had its stock traded publicly, an official said.

First Citizen, the holding company for First National Bank here, had $225 million of assets at the end of June.

The Amex listing includes all of the company's 1,151,900 average shares outstanding and 50,000 additional common shares issuable under a stock option plan that is awaiting shareholder approval.

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