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Hancock Holding Co. signs Empower as new record keeper

Hancock Holding Co., Gulfport, Miss., hired Empower Retirement as record keeper and custodian of its 401(k) plan, the company disclosed in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.

Empower Retirement replaces EPIC Advisors in both roles effective Dec. 1. A blackout period for participants will begin on Nov. 24 and end on Dec. 22. A reason for the change was not provided.

As of Dec. 31, the Hancock Holding Co. 401(k) Savings Plan had $301 million in assets, according to the company's most recent 11-K filing with the SEC.

Trisha Voltz Carlson, executive vice president, investor relations manager, could not be immediately reached to provide further information.