Hancock Holding Company Announces Quarterly Dividend

Hancock Holding Company Announces Quarterly Dividend  GULFPORT, Miss., Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) today announced that the company's board of directors approved a regular first quarter 2014 common stock cash dividend of $0.24 per share.  Approved during the January meeting of the company's board of directors, the regular quarterly common stock cash dividend is payable March 14, 2014 to shareholders of record as of March 5, 2014.  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.; and 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 or trisha.carlson@hancockbank.com  company logo