Hancock Holding Company Announces Quarterly Dividend

Hancock Holding Company Announces Quarterly Dividend

GULFPORT, Miss., April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company
(Nasdaq:HBHC) today announced that the company's board of directors approved a
regular second quarter 2014 common stock cash dividend of $0.24 per share.

Approved during the April meeting of the company's board of directors, the
regular quarterly common stock cash dividend is payable June 16, 2014 to
shareholders of record as of June 5, 2014.

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. 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 or trisha.carlson@hancockbank.com

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