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BancorpSouth president and COO Kelley retiring in August

James Kelley, the president and chief operating officer of BancorpSouth, is retiring from the company on Aug. 15.

He has served in those positions since 2000.  James Kelley

Last week, the Tupelo-based financial holding company and parent of BancorpSouth Bank announced the retirement of long-time chairman Aubrey Patterson at its shareholders meeting April 23.

In the Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company also announced the retirements of Kelley and Albert Clark from its board of directors.

Clark, the president and CEO of CC Clark, a holding company for several beverage distributors, has been on BancorpSouth’s board since 1996. Clark also is president and CEO of Gulf States Canners, a bottler of soft drinks, namely  Coca-Cola.

The 8-K also revealed the departure of Grace Clark from its board earlier in the month:

On March 20, 2014, Grace Clark resigned from the boards of directors of the company and the Bank. Ms. Clark’s resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the company or the bank, or any matter relating to the operations, policies or practices of the company or the bank.

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