Hancock to Present at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Bank Conference

Hancock to Present at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Bank Conference

GULFPORT, Miss., Feb. 21, 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 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Bank Conference in Boston, on Thursday,
February 28, 2013 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Eastern 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 nearly 250 branches and more than 300 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.

The Hancock Holding Company logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=2758

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

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