BancorpSouth, Inc. President to Present at Financial Conference

BancorpSouth, Inc. President and COO Jim Kelley will make a presentation to bank stock analysts at the Sterne Agee Financial Services Symposium at The Peabody Orlando Hotel, Orlando, FL, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 3:10 p.m. eastern time.

A live phone conference of the presentation will be available during that time. This will be an interactive session between management and those attending the conference; others may listen to the proceedings by dialing (212) 812-2800 and using the access code 8392 9359. Dial-in information can also be found at the bank's Investor Relations site at The conference also will be available in archived format beginning February 12, 2009.

BancorpSouth is a $13.5 billion-asset bank holding company. The company operates over 300 banking and mortgage locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, 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 trading symbol BXS.

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SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

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