First Bancshares (FBMS) in Hattiesburg, Miss., has redeemed preferred stock BCB Holding in Mobile, Ala., issued to the Treasury Department under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

The $941 million-asset First Bancshares bought BCB on July 1. The company said in a regulatory filing Monday that it redeemed the $2.1 million in Tarp stock that BCB had issued to the Treasury. First Bancshares also assumed a $600,000 promissory note to Alostar Bank.

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