BancorpSouth Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Webcast Schedule

Officials of BancorpSouth, Inc. announced today that the company will release fourth quarter 2008 earnings on Thursday, January 22 after the close of the financial markets. It will also hold its regularly scheduled web cast Friday, January 23, beginning at 10:00 a.m. CST.

The web cast is live coverage of management's conference call with analysts and can be found on the company's internet site ( ). This will be an interactive session between management and analysts; others may listen to the live broadcast as it happens. The conference will also be available in archived format at the same address.

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SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

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