Hancock Holding Company to Announce Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results January 23 and Host Conference Call January 24

Hancock Holding Company to Announce Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results
January 23 and Host Conference Call January 24

GULFPORT, Miss., Jan. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company
(Nasdaq:HBHC) will announce fourth quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday,
January 23, 2014 after the market closes. Management will host a conference
call for analysts and investors at 8:00 a.m. Central Time on Friday, January
24, 2014 to review the results.

A live listen-only webcast of the call will be available under the Investor
Relations section of Hancock's website at www.hancockbank.com.To participate
in the Q&A portion of the call, dial (877) 564-1219 or (973) 638-3429.

An audio archive of the conference call will be available under the Investor
Relations section of our website.A replay of the call will also be available
through January 30, 2014 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, passcode
30587330.

About Hancock Holding Company

Hancock Holding Company is the parent company of Hancock Bank and Whitney
Bank.The Company operates as Hancock Bank in Mississippi, Alabama and
Florida, and as Whitney Bank in Louisiana 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: For More Information
         Trisha Voltz Carlson
         SVP, Investor Relations Manager
         504-299-5208
         trisha.carlson@hancockbank.com

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