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

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