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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 21, 2024

Investar Holding Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
10500 Coursey Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (225) 227-2222

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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, $1.00 par value per share
The Nasdaq Global Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(b)    On February 21, 2024, David J. Lukinovich notified Investar Holding Corporation (the “Company”) of his resignation from the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), effective immediately. Mr. Lukinovich’s decision to resign from the Board was not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matters relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.
On February 21, 2024, upon recommendation of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board, the Board appointed Anita M. Fontenot as the chairman of the Board's Audit Committee and appointed Julio A. Melara as a member of the Board's Audit Committee. The Board has determined that Mr. Melara is independent pursuant to the director independence standards established under the NASDAQ Stock Market listing rules, meets the additional requirements for service on the Board's Audit Committee, and qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under applicable SEC rules and regulations and satisfies the financial sophistication requirements under the NASDAQ Stock Market listing rules.

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.
February 23, 2024
/s/ John J. D’Angelo
John J. D’Angelo
President and Chief Executive Officer