BancorpSouth Announces Change in Time of Second Quarter Earnings Webcast

Officials of BancorpSouth, Inc. said today that the company will release second quarter 2003 earnings on Wednesday, July 16 after 4:00 p.m. CDT. It will also hold its regularly scheduled webcast on Thursday, July 17 beginning at 2:30 p.m. CDT as opposed to the time previously announced.

The webcast is live coverage of management's conference call with analysts and can be found under "Investor Relations" 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, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi with approximately $10.3 billion in assets. BancorpSouth operates approximately 250 commercial banking, insurance, trust, broker/dealer and consumer finance locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. BancorpSouth's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXS.

SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

CONTACT: financial, L. Nash Allen, Jr., +1-662-680-2330, or media, Randy
Burchfield, +1-662-620-4302, both of BancorpSouth, Inc.