Hancock to Present at Gulf South Bank Conference

Hancock to Present at Gulf South Bank Conference  GULFPORT, Miss., May 6, 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 Gulf South Bank Conference in New Orleans, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Central 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 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  company logo