BancorpSouth Announces Third Quarter Earnings Webcast Schedule

Officials of BancorpSouth, Inc. announced today that the company will release third quarter 2008 earnings on Monday, October 20 after the close of the financial markets. It will also hold its regularly scheduled web cast Tuesday, October 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m. CST.

The web cast 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.

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SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

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