LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 18, 2018) – Porter Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Limestone Bank, announced today that it has changed its name to Limestone Bancorp, Inc. The company’s common stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol LMST on June 19, 2018. Shareholders approved the corporate name change at the company’s annual meeting on May 23, 2018. No further action is required by shareholders to complete the name change.
John T. Taylor, president and CEO of Limestone Bancorp and Limestone Bank, stated, “We are pleased that shareholders overwhelmingly approved our corporate name change to Limestone Bancorp, Inc. We believe the new name recognizes the bank’s Kentucky roots, which can be traced back more than 110 years, and allows us to update our brand to set the tone for the future. We have a long history of servicing our local communities across the Commonwealth, and we want to continue to make sure we live up to the strength of the relationships we’ve built. The new name emphasizes our Kentucky heritage. Limestone is not only a sturdy rock found across Kentucky, but it’s also used by many of our equine customers as a supplement source of calcium in horse feed. These two aspects of limestone mirror our sturdy commitment to helping our customers build a firm financial future.”
Limestone Bancorp, Inc. (formerly known as Porter Bancorp, Inc.) is a Louisville, Ky.-based bank holding company which operates banking centers in 12 counties through its wholly-owned subsidiary Limestone Bank. Markets include metropolitan Louisville in Jefferson County and the surrounding counties of Henry and Bullitt, and extend south along the Interstate 65 corridor, serving southern and south central Kentucky from banking centers in Butler, Green, Hart, Edmonson, Barren, Warren, Ohio and Daviess counties. Limestone Bancorp also has a banking center in Lexington.