Hancock to Present at Gulf South Bank Conference

GULFPORT, Miss., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company's (Nasdaq:HBHC) President & CEO Carl J. Chaney, CFO Michael M. Achary and Chief Credit Officer Samuel B. Kendricks, will address analysts and investors attending the Gulf South Bank Conference in New Orleans, on Monday, May 13, 2013 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Central Time.

Interested parties may access a live listen-only webcast of the presentation through the Investor Relations section of Hancock's website at www.hancockbank.com. A replay of the presentation will be available for 90 days following the conference.

About Hancock Holding Company

Hancock Holding Company, the parent company of Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank, operates branches and ATMs across Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Texas.

The Hancock Holding Company family of financial services companies also includes Hancock Investment Services, Inc.; Hancock Insurance Agency and Whitney Insurance Agency, Inc.; corporate trust offices in Gulfport and Jackson, Miss., New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., and Orlando, Fla.; and Harrison Finance Company.

Additional information is available at www.hancockbank.com and www.whitneybank.com.

CONTACT: Trisha Voltz Carlson, SVP Investor Relations Manager 504-299-5208 or trisha.carlson@hancockbank.com

Source:Hancock Holding Company