Hancock Holding Company to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results April 16 and Host Conference Call April 17

Hancock Holding Company to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results April 16 and Host Conference Call April 17  GULFPORT, Miss., April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) will announce first quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 after the market closes. Management will host a conference call for analysts and investors at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, April 17, 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 April 23, 2014 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, passcode 23429122.  About Hancock Holding Company  Hancock Holding Company is a multi-faceted financial services company with regional business headquarters and locations throughout a growing Gulf South corridor. With a heritage dating to the late 1800s, the company's banking subsidiary provides a comprehensive network of full-service financial choices through Hancock Bank locations in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and Whitney Bank offices in Louisiana and Texas, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; energy banking; private banking; trust and investment services; certain insurance services; mortgage services; and consumer financing. More information and online banking are available at www.hancockbank.com and www.whitneybank.com.  CONTACT: Trisha Voltz Carlson          SVP, Investor Relations Manager          504-299-5208          trisha.carlson@hancockbank.com  company logo