QB Jake Delhomme Named to MidSouth Bank's Board of Directors

         QB Jake Delhomme Named to MidSouth Bank's Board of Directors

PR Newswire

LAFAYETTE, La., Sept. 19, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE
MKT: MSL) ("MidSouth" or the "Company") today announced that Jake Delhomme has
been appointed to the Board of Directors of its subsidiary, MidSouth Bank,
effective Sept. 18, 2013.

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The retired NFL Pro Bowl quarterback, 38, has served as an advisory board
member since May of last year.

The appointment brings the number of MidSouth Bank directors to 14. Delhomme
is currently a member of the Director's Loan Committee, which provides key
leadership to the bank by thinking as an owner in managing credit, interest
rates, liquidity, compliance, and reputation risk.

"Jake's association with the bank in an advisory capacity over the past year
and a half has been mutually beneficial," MidSouth Bank Board Chairman Will
Charbonnet said in announcing the new director. "He has mentored young
bankers, instilling a strong work ethic in them, and in turn has been mentored
by our veteran board members, which is among the many reasons the bank wanted
to formalize his association with the board. We are pleased this
well-respected individual has accepted this new role with our growing
financial institution."

The former UL Lafayette standout was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an
undrafted free agent in the 1997 NFL Draft. In 2003 he signed with the
Carolina Panthers and was the starting quarterback from 2003 to 2009, breaking
multiple franchise records and leading the Panthers to Super Bowl XXXVIII in
2003. He went on to earn the starting quarterback position for the Cleveland
Browns in 2010 but was sidelined with an injury, leading to the final step in
his professional athletic career with the Houston Texans in 2011, where he was
a veteran backup QB.

MidSouth Bank hopes to benefit from the many lessons about business and
perseverance Delhomme learned in his 14 years in the NFL. Added Charbonnet:
"Jake's skills, experiences and contributions, as well as his strong ties to
the community, will play a key role in the bank's continued development and

Along with his brother and father, Delhomme spends his retirement from the NFL
raising and training thoroughbred race horses and was recently named president
of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

About MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.
MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in
Lafayette, Louisiana, with assets of $1.9 billion as of June 30, 2013. 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 60 banking centers in Louisiana and Texas and is
connected to a worldwide ATM network that provides customers with access to
more than 50,000 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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