Hancock Holding Co.'s deal for American Security Bancshares, Ville Platte, La., is back on.

Hancock, a $2.7 billion-asset banking company based in Gulfport, Miss., announced last April that it would buy $230 million-asset American Security for $59 million of stock. But Hancock terminated the deal in August when it discovered that American Security had not been able to renew a lease on its branch in Alexandria, La.

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