BancorpSouth to Announce Third Quarter Financial Results

Officials of BancorpSouth, Inc said today that the company will announce third quarter financial results, prior to the Market's opening, Wednesday, October 18, 2000.

A live audio webcast of management's conference call with analysts will be available beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST on the company's internet site ( This will be an interactive session between management and analysts; others may listen to the live broadcast. The conference also will be available in archived format at the same address.

Headquartered in Tupelo, Miss., BancorpSouth operates 234 banking and mortgage locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. BancorpSouth provides, in addition to traditional banking services, investment services through its subsidiary, BancorpSouth Investment Services, Inc., and insurance services through BancorpSouth Insurance Services.

SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

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