MidSouth Bancorp in Lafayette, La., plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

The $1.9 billion-asset company's stock will transfer from the NYSE MKT exchange to the NYSE on Monday. It will keep its current ticker symbol, MSL.

NYSE MKT is a listing for small growth companies in the U.S. It changed its name from NYSE Amex last year.

"The enhanced trading distribution and prestige of the NYSE should provide long-term value to our shareholders," C.R. "Rusty" Cloutier, MidSouth's president and chief executive, said in a news release Thursday.

MidSouth has 60 locations throughout Louisiana and Texas. In December it bought PSB Financial in Many, La., for $39 million, its fifth acquisition since the beginning of 2011.

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