Shareholders of Britton & Koontz Capital Corp., the Natchez, Miss.-based parent company of Britton & Koontz Bank NA, have approved a previously announced merger into Home Bancorp Inc.

Home Bancorp of Lafayette, which in recent years has expanded into Baton Rouge, New Orleans and the north shore, is venturing into Mississippi with the $34.5 million Britton & Koontz acquisition.

Home Bancorp is the holding company for Home Bank.

Britton & Koontz operates three full-service offices in Natchez and two in Vicksburg, Miss., and three in Baton Rouge, plus a loan production office in Central.

Home Bancorp already has nine branches in Acadiana, four in New Orleans, three in Baton Rouge and six on the north shore.

“We are pleased that our shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the merger and look forward to serving our communities with the combined resources of Home Bank and Britton & Koontz Bank,” W. Page Ogden, president and CEO of B&K Capital said.