Hancock to Present at Gulf South Bank Conference

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

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

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