LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 6, 2009) – The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) has selected Southern Bancorp to provide all primary banking services for the Foundation.

Following a competitive request for proposal process, WRF selected Southern Bancorp based on Southern’s services, rates and fit with the Foundation’s mission. By banking with Southern Bancorp, WRF will leverage its financial resources to deliver greater mission impact beyond traditional grantmaking. This new business relationship between WRF and Southern Bancorp represents a mission-related investment that will enable Southern Bancorp to increase its impact in distressed rural communities and thus support the mission of WRF.