Whitney Bank receives awards

Whitney Bank has received eight national and regional Greenwich Excellence awards for small business banking in 2013.
The Gulf South financial institution was among the top 6 percent of eligible organizations to earn the coveted Greenwich Associates recognition based on interviews with thousands of small business executives across the country.
Only 43 of more than 750 eligible banks received recognition for distinctive quality in business banking in 2013. Whitney Bank has won a total of 55 Greenwich Excellence designations since 2009, receiving the prestigious awards for five years in a row.
“Small business growth has been integral to the country’s economic recovery. Whitney Bank is extremely honored that this important client segment rates us among the best financial partners to support those opportunities,” said Whitney Bank President Joe Exnicios. “Helping small businesses succeed is an important part of what we do at Whitney Bank. This Greenwich Associates recognition is special to us because the feedback comes directly from our clients.”
Greenwich Associates recognized Whitney regionally and nationally for Overall Satisfaction and Treasury Management — Overall Satisfaction. Whitney’s other national Greenwich Excellence accolades include Relationship Manager Capability, Likelihood to Recommend, Financial Stability and Branch Satisfaction.
“Whitney’s 130-year-old traditions of banking excellence are built on enduring relationships, exceptional service and nationally recognized strength and stability,” Exnicios added. “These Greenwich Excellence awards are a testament to that legacy — the privilege of helping our clients achieve their financial goals and dreams.”
The Greenwich Excellence awards are based on the Greenwich Associates 2013 U.S. Small Business Banking Study and are derived by an institution achieving a statistically significant margin in a single category greater than the mean for all banks at a 95 percent confidence level. The awards reflect ratings garnered from interviews with more than 17,000 small business executives at companies with revenues between $1 million and $10 million.
Greenwich Associates provides research based strategy management services for financial professionals. Greenwich Associates’ studies provide benefits to the buyers and sellers of financial services in the form of benchmark information on best practices and market intelligence on overall trends. Based in Stamford, Conn., with additional offices in London, Toronto, Tokyo and Singapore, the firm offers over 100 research-based consulting programs to more than 250 global financial services companies. More details are available at www.greenwich.com.
About Whitney Bank: Operating in Louisiana and Texas, Whitney Bank is part of the Hancock Holding Co. family of financial services, which also includes Hancock Bank in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida; Hancock Investment Services Inc., and Whitney Investment Services Inc.; and Hancock Insurance Agency and Whitney Insurance Agency Inc. Additional information is available at www.whitneybank.com.

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