Richland State Bank
Richland State Bank opened its doors to the public in early September 1902, growing and progressing along with the community for well over a century. When the bank was started, it promised to be a pillar of union, justice and confidence in Richland Parish. Their history has been intertwined with that of the people, prospering side by side. Although much has changed in the last 113 years, one thing has been and will remain the same: they are committed to their customers. Richland State Bank believes their growth and longevity are the result of their customers’ trust, and they want to earn it every day.
Business First Bancshares, Inc. has announced its planned acquisition of Richland State Bancorp, Inc. If the merger is successful, the subsequent combined institution would be the 4th largest Louisiana-headquartered bank, with total assets of approximately $2 billion. As per the agreement, Richland State's President and CEO, Jerome Vascocu, will join Business First's board of directors.