BancorpSouth Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Webcast Schedule

Officials of BancorpSouth, Inc. said today that the company will release fourth quarter 2001 earnings on January 17 following the market's closing. It will also hold its regularly scheduled webcast on Friday, January 18 beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST.

The webcast is live coverage of management's conference call with analysts and can be found on the company's internet site ( ). This will be an interactive session between management and analysts; others may listen to the live broadcast as it happens. The conference will also be available in archived format at the same address.

BancorpSouth is a $9.4 billion-asset financial services company. The company operates over 240 banking and mortgage locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to providing traditional banking services, credit cards, mortgages, trust and fiduciary services, the company provides investment services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Investment Services, Inc. and insurance services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. BancorpSouth's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXS.


SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

Contact: financial, Nash Allen, Jr., +1-662-680-2330, or media, Randy
Burchfield, +1-662-680-2216, both of BancorpSouth, Inc.