BancorpSouth, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

TUPELO, Miss., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At its regular quarterly meeting today, the Board of Directors of BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share.  The dividend is payable July 1, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2016. 

BancorpSouth earlier reported financial results for the first quarter of 2016.  Net income was $22.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, and net operating income - excluding MSR was $36.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with $13.9 billion in assets.  BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates 239 full service branch locations as well as additional mortgage, insurance, and loan production offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, including an insurance location in Illinois.  "Like" us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter@MyBXS; or connect with us through LinkedIn.

SOURCE BancorpSouth, Inc.

For further information: William L. Prater, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 662/680-2536; Will Fisackerly, Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance, 662/680-2475