SOURCE: Teche Holding Company

August 15, 2008 10:16 ET

Jason P. Freyou Joins Teche Federal Bank as Chief Operations Officer

NEW IBERIA, LA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2008) - (AMEX: TSH) Patrick Little, President and CEO of Teche Federal Bank, today announced that Jason P. Freyou has joined the bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Teche Federal Bank. Mr. Freyou brings twenty-one years of successful banking experience to Teche's senior leadership team.

"Jason's considerable experience in bank operations will provide the executive management that we need for future improvements in our technology, service and efficiency," commented Patrick Little.

Mr. Freyou joins Teche Federal Bank from State Bank & Trust Company where he was Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President for three years. Previously, Mr. Freyou served as Chief Financial Officer at First Bank in Baton Rouge and Bank of West Baton Rouge (now known as American Gateway Bank). Prior this Mr. Freyou was with First National Banker's Bank for five years. Little commented, "Jason Freyou brings a wealth of knowledge of the markets in which Teche operates and he has been on the front line of banking during the many changes and growth in these markets."

Mr. Freyou has also served as a Director of First Bank and First Bancshares of Baton Rouge, Inc. and Southern Financial Exchange. Mr. Freyou is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Information Technology Professional. He has also served as a Captain in the United States Army.

The newly appointed Teche executive is married to the former Cindy Carpenter of Baton Rouge and they have five children. He is a graduate of New Iberia Senior High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Louisiana State University.

Teche Federal presently operates twenty offices in the Louisiana parishes of St. Mary, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Landry, East Baton Rouge and Ascension. The Company's common stock is listed as Teche Holding Company and is traded under the symbol "TSH" on the American Stock Exchange. The bank's website address is The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures deposits at Teche Federal Bank up to the legal maximum limits.

Contact Information

  • For More information Contact:
    Patrick Little:
    Fax: 337.365.3120