South Alabama Bancorporation, Inc.
Post Office Box 3067
Mobile, Alabama 36652
To the Stockholders of South Alabama Bancorporation, Inc.
F. MICHAEL JOHNSON CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND SECRETARY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to call of its Directors, the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of
South Alabama Bancorporation, Inc. will be held at 100 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, Alabama, on May 8, 1997,
a.m., C.D.T., for the purpose of considering and voting upon the following matters:
1. Election of Directors. Election as directors of the fourteen nominees named in the enclosed Proxy
2. Amendment of the 1993 Incentive Compensation Plan. Amendment of the company's 1993 Incentive
Compensation Plan to increase the number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance under the plan
from 150,000 shares to 200,000 shares.
3. Other Business. Transaction of such other business as may be brought before the meeting or any adjournment
thereof. Management currently knows of no other business to be presented.
Only those stockholders of record at the close of business on March 21, 1997, shall be entitled to notice of and
to vote at the meeting.
We hope very much that you will attend the meeting, but, whether you plan to attend or not, we would appreciate
your signing and returning the enclosed Proxy. Should you attend the meeting in person, the Proxy can be
revoked at your request.
Management sincerely appreciates your support and cooperation, and we earnestly solicit your continued help
By Order of the Board of Directors,
NOTICE: YOUR PROXY FORM AND RETURN ENVELOPE ARE INSIDE THIS ENVELOPE.
SOUTH ALABAMA BANCORPORATION,INC.
100 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602
Annual Meeting, May 8, 1997, 10:00 a.m., C.D.T.
This Proxy Statement and the enclosed Proxy are being mailed on April 7, 1997, to stockholders of South
Alabama Bancorporation, Inc. ("South Alabama") in connection with the solicitation o