BancorpSouth, Inc. CEO to Present at Financial Conference

BancorpSouth, Inc. Chairman and CEO Aubrey Patterson will make a presentation to bank stock analysts at the Gulf South Bank Conference at the Marriott New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7:55 a.m. central time.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available at the company's internet site ( This will be an interactive session between management and those attending the conference; others may listen to the live broadcast. The conference also will be available in archived format at the same address.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a $13.5 billion-asset bank holding company. The company operates approximately 315 banking and insurance locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, 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 symbol BXS.

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SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

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