BancorpSouth, Inc. to Present at the Gulf South Bank Conference
Live Presentation and Replay Available Via the Internet Beginning Monday, May 5th at 8:30 a.m. Central

BancorpSouth, Inc. today announced that it will participate in the Gulf South Bank Research Conference May 5th through May 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana. In connection with the conference, there will be an on-line simulcast and a replay of the Company's presentation available at the Company's web site starting at 8:30 a.m. Central on Monday, May 5, 2003, and through June 5, 2003. Aubrey Patterson, BancorpSouth's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be speaking at the conference.

The live audio Webcast and replay of the presentation will be available by going to and clicking the Investor Relations link. Please go to the site at least 15 minutes prior to the presentation to download and install any necessary audio software.

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.

SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

CONTACT: L. Nash Allen, Jr., Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer,
+1-662-680-2330, or Gary C. Bonds, Senior Vice President and Controller,
+1-662-680-2332, both of BancorpSouth, Inc.