Jaggers Named to ECCHO

BancorpSouth, Inc. , a financial holding company with $13.2 billion in assets, announced today that Jeff Jaggers, Senior Vice President, Operations Administration, has been elected to serve as the Treasurer/Secretary for the Electronic Check Clearing House Organization (ECCHO). In addition to his two-year term, he will also serve on the Executive Committee of the Board. Jaggers is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in business administration and a native of Okolona, MS. He and his wife have two children.

ECCHO is a not-for-profit corporation with more than 2,700 member financial institutions. Member institutions currently exchange, under ECCHO rules, more than 8 billion checks per year totaling $9 trillion. Membership in ECCHO is open to every depository financial institution in the United States.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with approximately $13.2 billion in assets. BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates approximately 314 commercial banking, mortgage, insurance, trust and broker/dealer locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. BancorpSouth Bank also operates an insurance location in Illinois. BancorpSouth's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXS.

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SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

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