BancorpSouth Insurance Services Receives PURE Award
Broker Recognized for Meeting Needs of High Net Worth Clients
PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange, or PURE, has tagged BancorpSouth Insurance Services (BXSI) with its prestigious "Paragon" designation. PURE-appointed brokers are among the most highly qualified and respected professionals in their field. This year, fewer than 8% of PURE-appointed brokers earned the "Paragon" designation.

According to BXSI President Markham McKnight, the agency's Private and Premier Client specialists across the footprint continue to work diligently to meet the risk management needs of high net worth individuals and families.

"The level of our specialists' expertise is obvious with this recognition from PURE," McKnight said. "They continue to create an exceptional service experience that warrants the "Paragon" designation and inspire our employees across the board to provide the best for our clients and partners every day."

Mark Galante, PURE Group of Insurance Companies' Chief Marketing Officer, lauded BXSI's continued excellence. "Brokers like BancorpSouth Insurance Services are the tangible embodiment of the definition of paragon: a model to be emulated," Galante said. "We are fortunate to collaborate closely with such great firms in the development and servicing of PURE's extraordinary membership."

About PURE 
Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) is a policyholder-owned insurer, dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for responsible, high net worth individuals and families.

PURE provides best-in-class, customizable coverage throughout most of the U.S for high-value homes, automobiles, jewelry, art, personal liability, watercraft, and flood.  Inspired by some of the finest policyholder-owned companies in the world, PURE emphasizes alignment of interests and transparency. PURE's low cost of capital, careful member selection, and proactive risk management all contribute to highly competitive rates. As a member of The PURE Group, PURE is rated A-"Excellent" for Financial Strength by A.M. Best. In return for a fee, PURE Risk Management, LLC acts as Attorney-in-Fact for PURE. For more information, visit

About BancorpSouth 
BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. (BXSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, operates 33 offices across nine states. BXSI has nearly 600 insurance and risk management professionals ready to provide local expertise backed by worldwide resources. For more information, visit "Like" us on Facebook at BancorpSouthInsurance; follow us on Twitter @MyBXSI; or join us on LinkedIn through our BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. page.

BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with approximately $13.3 billion in assets.  BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates approximately 300 commercial banking, mortgage, and insurance locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, including an insurance location in Illinois. "Like" us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter@MyBXS; or connect with us through LinkedIn.


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