BancorpSouth Announces First Quarter Earnings Webcast Schedule

Officials of BancorpSouth, Inc. said today that the company will release first quarter 2009 earnings on Monday, April 20 after the close of the financial markets. It will also hold its regularly scheduled web cast Tuesday, April 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m. CDT.

The web cast is live coverage of management's conference call with analysts and can be found by going to the company's internet site ( and selecting "Investor Relations." 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.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a $13.5 billion-asset bank holding company. The company operates approximately 315 banking and mortgage locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. The company provides traditional banking services, credit cards, mortgages, trust and fiduciary services through its principal subsidiary BancorpSouth Bank. BancorpSouth's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXS.

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