BancorpSouth, Inc. Management to Present at Financial Conference

BancorpSouth, Inc. Chairman and CEO Aubrey Patterson and other members of management will make a presentation to bank stock analysts at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Regional Bank Conference at The Langham Hotel Boston, Boston, MA, Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. eastern time.

A live web cast 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 going to the bank's Investor Relations site at The conference also will be available in archived format for thirty days following the presentation.

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, Media: Randy
Burchfield, +1-662-620-4302, both of BancorpSouth, Inc.