New originated loans and refinancings of over $500 million were funded in markets throughout the company's footprint from both existing and new customers, exceeding regularly scheduled payoffs and paydowns. The net loan growth was mainly generated in the commercial and industrial (C&I) portfolio, up 5% linked-quarter. While most markets across the Company's footprint reported C&I growth, the most significant activity came from Louisiana and Houston. These two markets are home to a significant part of the Gulf Coast's energy sector, which again contributed to the growth during the quarter. The Company's energy portfolio totaled $905 million as of December 31, 2012, up from $758 million at September 30, 2012.For the fourth quarter of 2012, average total loans were $11.5 billion, an increase of $284 million compared to the third quarter of 2012.
Hancock Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results
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