Hancock to Present at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Bank Conference

Hancock to Present at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Bank Conference

GULFPORT, Miss., Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company's
(Nasdaq:HBHC) President & CEO Carl J. Chaney and CFO Michael M. Achary will
address analysts and investors attending the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Bank
Conference in Boston, on Thursday, February 27, 2014 beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Eastern Time.

Interested parties may access a live listen-only webcast of the presentation
(which will be structured in a fireside chat format) 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 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

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

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