Exhibit 99.1: Peoples Financial Corporation Press Release Dated July 24, 2019





For more information, contact:

Chevis C. Swetman, President







BILOXI, MS (July 24, 2019)—Peoples Financial Corporation (OTCQX Best Market: PFBX), parent of The Peoples Bank, announced results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2019.


The company reported a net loss of $328,000 for the second quarter of 2019 compared to net income of $63,000 for the second quarter of 2018. The company reported net income of $77,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 compared to net income of $355,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2018.


Favorably impacting first quarter of 2019 results was the payoff of a $1.5 million nonaccrual loan which resulted in the recovery of $135,000 of interest income. Results for the second quarter of 2019 included non-recurring expenses relating to the settlement of a lawsuit as well as increased write-downs in the fair value of other real estate.


“We are pleased by the continued increase in loan income over the last several quarters. This is our primary revenue strategy and it is gratifying to see this positive trend,” said Chevis C. Swetman, chairman and chief executive officer of the holding company and the bank. He added, “Unfortunately, the non-recurring expenses materially impacted our overall results.”


The company’s capital position continues to be excellent with the primary capital ratio increasing to 15.66% at June 30, 2019, compared to 14.05% at June 30, 2018. The company’s book value per share was $18.79 and $17.09 as of June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


Founded in 1896, with $622 million in assets as of June 30, 2019, The Peoples Bank operates 18 branches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. In addition to offering a comprehensive range of retail and commercial banking services, the bank also operates a trust and investment services department that has provided customers with financial, estate and retirement planning services since 1936.


The Peoples Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Peoples Financial Corporation, listed on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol PFBX. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.thepeoples.com.


This news release contains forward-looking statements and reflects industry conditions, company performance and financial results. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties which could cause the Company’s actual results and experience to differ from the anticipated results and expectation expressed in such forward-looking statements.



The following information was filed by Peoples Financial Corp (PFBX) on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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