BancorpSouth, Inc. Senior Management to Present at Financial Conferences

BancorpSouth, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Aubrey Patterson and Chief Financial Officer Bill Prater will make presentations to bank stock analysts at two financial conferences this week. The two conferences include:

  --  The Merrill Lynch 2009 Banking and Financial Services Conference, The
      Grand Hyatt, New York, NY, November 11, 2009 at 9:40 a.m. Eastern

  --  The Sandler O'Neill East Coast Financial Services Conference, The
      Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, FL, November 12, 2009 at 1:35 p.m. Eastern

A live webcast of each presentation will be available at the company's internet site ( This will be an interactive session between management and those attending the conference; others may listen to the live broadcast. The conference also will be available in archived format at the same address.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a $13.3 billion-asset financial holding company. The company operates approximately 314 banking, insurance and mortgage locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, 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.

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SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

CONTACT: Financial: Bill Prater, +1-662-680-2536, or Media: Randy
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