Whitney National Bank

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Whitney Bank on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
Whitney National Bank
Industry Finance and Insurance, Securities
Founded 1883
Headquarters New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Key people
John Hairston - Chairman & CEO
Products Financial Services
Number of employees
2550 (approximate)
Parent Hancock Holding Company
Website www.whitneybank.com

Whitney National Bank is a regional community banking institution headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1883, it is the oldest continuously operating bank in Louisiana and a major player in the Gulf South banking industry.[1] Whitney branches are distinguished by a characteristic clock, sometimes known as a "Whitney clock". The distinctive clock is used by the Bank as their symbol.

Beginning with the 2010 NFL season, Whitney National Bank became the official bank of the New Orleans Saints.

Hancock Holding Company[edit]

In 2011 Hancock Holding Company acquired Whitney bank, operating it as a subsidy along with Hancock Bank. The combination gave the company a total of $30 billion in assets across five states.[2]


  1. ^ "History of Whitney National Bank". 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  2. ^ Whitney and Hancock Banks- Retrieved 2017-02-12

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