M&P Community Bancshares is pleased to announce that Jamie Chapman has joined the Merchants and Planters Bank team as Assistant Vice President-Loan Officer. Jamie will be responsible for managing commercial and consumer loans and establishing and maintaining business relationships in Newport, Batesville, and the surrounding areas. He brings 3 years of service in the banking and lending industry to the organization.

Jim S. Gowen, Jr., President and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bank announced, “We are very pleased to have Jamie join our banking family. He will certainly help strengthen our bank’s ability to provide local lending solutions to businesses and individuals in our community.”

Jamie has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Arkansas System Eversity. In his free time, Jamie enjoys golf, softball, and spending time with his wife Angela and their two young children. He also serves on the worship team at his church, where he plays the drums.

Jamie is currently available full-time to customers at the Newport Office of Merchants and Planters Bank, 120 Hazel Street. You may also reach him by phone at (870) 523-3600.

M&P Community Bancshares, Inc. currently has assets exceeding $300 million and is the holding company for Merchants and Planters Bank and Merchant and Planters Insurance and Investment Services. Merchants and Planters Bank has offices serving the communities of Newport, Tuckerman, Swifton, Searcy, Batesville, Southside, Newark, McCrory and Des Arc.

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