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BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES, INC., ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR Q1 2019

Baton Rouge, LA (April 23, 2019) – Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, including record quarterly net income of $5.7 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, increases of $2.6 million and $0.12, respectively, from the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Core net income, which excludes noncore income and expenses, was $5.6 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, which reflects increases of $2.1 million and $0.07, respectively, from the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

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BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES, INC., ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR FY 2018 AND Q4 2018

Baton Rouge, LA (January 29, 2019) – Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited 2018 full-year net income of $14.1 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, increases of $9.2 million and $0.61, respectively, from the prior year. Core net income, which excludes noncore income and expenses, was $16.8 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, which reflects increases of $13.6 million and $1.06, respectively, from the prior year.

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Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q3 2018

Baton Rouge, LA – Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, including record quarterly net income of $3.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $2.2 million and $0.10, respectively, [...]

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Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q2 2018

Baton Rouge, LA - Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, including record quarterly net income of $3.6 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $1.5 million and $0.05, respectively, [...]

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Business First Bancshares, Inc. Commences Public Offering of Common Stock

Baton Rouge, LA – Business First Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BFST) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of approximately 900,000 shares of its common stock. The Company intends to grant the underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part for 30 days, to purchase up to 135,000 additional shares [...]

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Business First Bancshares, Inc. and Richland State Bancorp, Inc. Announce Merger

Baton Rouge, LA – Business First Bancshares, Inc. (“Business First”) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for Business First Bank, and Richland State Bancorp, Inc. (“Richland State”) today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Business First will acquire Richland State and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Richland State Bank. On a pro [...]

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BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES, INC. ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR Q1 2018

Baton Rouge, LA – Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, including record quarterly net income of $3.1 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $1.1 million and $0.02, respectively, from the quarter [...]

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Business First Bancshares, Inc. Commences Trading on NASDAQ Under Symbol “BFST”

Baton Rouge, LA – Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced today that it has received all necessary approvals from NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC, and that shares of the company’s common stock will begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol [...]

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Business First Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Minden Bancorp, Inc.

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has completed its acquisition of Minden Bancorp, Inc. (MBI) and its wholly owned subsidiary MBL Bank, Minden, Louisiana. The acquisition became effective January 1, 2018, upon the mergers of MBI and MBL Bank with and into Business First and Business First Bank, respectively, with Business First and Business First Bank surviving the mergers in accordance with the terms of the previously announced agreement.

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Business First Bancshares, Inc. and Minden Bancorp, Inc. Announce Merger

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, October 6, 2017 – Business First Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Business First Bank (“Business First”), and Minden Bancorp, Inc. (“Minden Bancorp”) today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Business First will acquire Minden Bancorp and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, MBL Bank. Following the completion of [...]

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Business First Bank’s Vicky Meyer Selected for Banking On the Leaders of Tomorrow

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – Jude Melville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Business First Bank, today announced the selection of Vicky Meyer, Assistant Vice President, to participate in BOLT (Banking On the Leaders of Tomorrow). BOLT is a professional development program hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank. Participants were nominated by the Louisiana Bankers Association. [...]

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Business First Bank expands into Texas opening a loan production office in Dallas

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – Jude Melville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Business First Bank, today announced the bank’s formal expansion into Texas and opening of a loan production office in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.   “Business First’s particular model of banking — serving small and lower middle market businesses and their executives — [...]

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