For the past 60 years, HeritageBank of the South has built a rich history in Southwest Georgia. Since opening our doors in 1955 as AGE Credit Union, we have been blessed with substantial growth, expanding into new markets in Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
Our first venture outside our hometown of Albany was in 2006 when we joined the Ocala, Florida, community. The following year, we acquired The Tattnall Bank, expanding into East Georgia and opening eight additional branches in the area. Our next acquisitions of Citizens Bank of Effingham and First Southern National Bank resulted in five branch openings. We then expanded into Alabama, purchasing several branches in Birmingham and Auburn. And, most recently, we put our focus back on Florida with the merger of Alarion Bank out of Gainesville.
On December 10, 2014, we took the most significant step in our journey and announced a merger agreement with Renasant Bank of Tupelo, MS. With regulatory approval expected in the late 2nd quarter of 2015, we anticipate merging HeritageBank Financial with and into Renasant Bank by the end of 2015.
Looking Back to the Beginning of HeritageBank
1955 l AGE Credit Union opens at the Marine Corps Logistics
2001 l Converts to a savings bank
2002 l Forms Heritage Financial Group
2005 l Heritage Financial completes first public stock offering
2006 l Opens a temporary branch in Ocala, Florida, before opening two
2009 l Purchases branches in Lake City, Florida, Reidsville and
2010 l Purchases branches in Statesboro (2), Adel,
2011 l Purchases branches in Springfield, Guyton, Port Wentworth
2012 l Purchases branches in Auburn, Alabama, and Macon, Georgia
2013 l Opens a branch in Valdosta, Georgia; purchases branches from
2014 l Alarion Bank merges with and into HBOS