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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): August 9, 2021

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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Common stock, $1.00 par value per share
The Nasdaq Global Market
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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) and (c)    On August 9, 2021, Investar Holding Corporation (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Candace J. LeBlanc as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank (the “Bank”) effective immediately. On that day, Rachel P. Cherco, the Company’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, will step down from that position but will remain the Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the Company and the Bank.
Ms. LeBlanc, age 38, currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Director of Financial Reporting of the Company and the Bank, a position she has held since joining the Company in July 2014.
Ms. LeBlanc’s appointment as Chief Accounting Officer was not pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with respect to any other person. There are no family relationships between Ms. LeBlanc and any director, executive officer or other person that would require disclosure under Item 401(d) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Regulation S-K”). The Company has not engaged in any transaction in which Ms. LeBlanc had a direct or indirect material interest within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

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.
August 9, 2021
/s/ John J. D’Angelo
John J. D’Angelo
President and Chief Executive Officer