Lyon named division president of BancorpSouth

Published 8:11 am Wednesday, July 6, 2011

John Lyon has been promoted to President of BancorpSouth’s Fort Deposit Division, which includes offices in Fort Deposit, Greenville, Hayneville and Burkville, Alabama. He will replace Sam Cooper who retired from the bank on June 15.

Lyon has been in banking and worked for BancorpSouth for more than 15 years, most recently as vice president and manager of the Burkville office. Prior to his work in the banking industry, he was employed with USDA Rural Development for 10 years. A native of the Lowndes County community of Collirene, Lyon is a graduate of Lowndes Academy and Auburn University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Family Service Center of Lowndes County.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone of John Lyon’s caliber to promote into the position vacated by Sam Cooper’s retirement,” David Wright, BancorpSouth Alabama Florida Region President, said. “John is a native of the area and knows the people and the needs of the communities served by his division. We anticipate no disruptions of the high-quality service we strive to deliver to our customers.”

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“I look forward to leading our dedicated bankers in continued efforts to work closely with the communities and customers we serve, maximize shareholder value, and maintain and grow the bank’s strength and stability,” Lyon said.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a $13.6 billion-asset bank holding company. The company operates approximately 316 banking and insurance locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to providing traditional banking services, credit cards, mortgages, trust and fiduciary services, the company provides investment services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Investment Services, Inc. and insurance services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. BancorpSouth’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXS.