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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT 99.1 - FIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/a50059768-ex991.htm


Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

November 7, 2011

The First Bancshares, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

6480 U.S. Hwy 98 West, Hattiesburg, MS


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

(601) 268-8998


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On  November 7,  2011, The First Bancshares, Inc. issued a press release announcing its preliminary results of operations for the quarter ended  September 30, 2011.  A copy of the press release is attached  hereto and  incorporated  herein as Exhibit 99.1.  In accordance with general instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, this information is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On November 7, 2011, The First Bancshares, Inc. announced  its declaration of a $0.0375 per share quarterly cash dividend.  The public announcement was made by means of a news release, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c) Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated   November 7, 2011


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


The First Bancshares, Inc.



November 7, 2011




/s/ Dee Dee Lowery  

Name: Dee Dee Lowery  

Title: EVP and CFO