MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Declares Regular Dividend

               MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Declares Regular Dividend

PR Newswire

LAFAYETTE, La., Nov. 1, 2012

LAFAYETTE, La., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.
("MidSouth") (NYSE MKT: MSL), announced a cash dividend was declared in the
amount of seven cents ($.07) per share to be paid on its common stock on
January 2, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 14, 2012.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100125/MIDSOUTHLOGO)

About MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Lafayette,
Louisiana, with assets of $1.4 billion as of September 30, 2012. Through its
wholly owned subsidiary, MidSouth Bank, N.A., MidSouth offers a full range of
banking services to commercial and retail customers in Louisiana and Texas.
MidSouth Bank currently has 42 banking centers in Louisiana and Texas and is
connected to a worldwide ATM network that provides customers with access to
more than 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Additional corporate information is
available at www.midsouthbank.com.

SOURCE MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.

Website: http://www.midsouthbank.com
Contact: Rusty Cloutier, President & CEO or Jim McLemore, CFA, Sr. EVP & CFO,
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