Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 22, 2021

The First Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

6480 U.S. Highway 98 West
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39402
(Address and Zip Code of principal executive offices)

(601) 268-8998
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: 

Title of each class Trading symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock

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Item 7.01         Regulation FD Disclosure

On April 22, 2021, The First Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that company representatives will make a presentation to bank stock analysts and investors at the 24th Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference, which is being held virtually, on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.  A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and a copy of the presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

The presentation will be livestreamed on the company’s website www.thefirstbank.com under Investor Relations.  A replay of the presentation will be available following the conference.

Item 9.01         Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit 99.1           Press Release dated April 22, 2021 announcing presentation at the Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference

Exhibit 99.2           Presentation for Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference, to be held on April 23, 2021


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

The First Bancshares, Inc.
Date:  April 22, 2021
/s/ Donna T. (Dee Dee) Lowery
Donna T. (Dee Dee) Lowery
Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer