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Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq: HBHC) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Aug. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) a multi-faceted financial services leader with regional business headquarters and locations throughout a growing Gulf South corridor, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in recognition of the 10th year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The company operates as Hancock Bank in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and Whitney Bank in Louisiana and Texas.

In honor of the occasion, John M. Hairston, Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Hancock Holding Company Media Contact:

Paul Maxwell

(228) 867-8690

paul.maxwell@hancockbank.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:

Will Briganti

(646) 441-5012

william.briganti@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463


Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:
A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at:
https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC):

Hancock Holding Company is a financial services company with regional business headquarters and locations throughout a growing Gulf South corridor. The company's banking subsidiary provides a comprehensive network of full-service financial choices through Hancock Bank locations in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and Whitney Bank offices in Louisiana and Texas, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; energy banking; private banking; trust and investment services; certain insurance services; mortgage services; and consumer financing. More information and online banking are available at www.hancockbank.com and www.whitneybank.com.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.