Gilliam Joins BancorpSouth as President of the Bank's Equipment Finance and Leasing Division

TUPELO, Miss., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyle Gilliam has joined BancorpSouth Bank as President of the Bank's Equipment Finance and Leasing Division. Gilliam is responsible for the management, day-to-day operations and growth of the division.

Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Gilliam was Co-Founder, President and CEO of a Northwest Arkansas-based regional financial institution's equipment finance division. He has over 20 years of production and leadership experience in commercial equipment financing in the financial services industry.

"We are pleased to have an industry professional with the experience, knowledge and management skills as Kyle Gilliam to lead our Equipment Finance and Leasing Division," said Tommy Darnell, BancorpSouth Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. "Kyle has an exemplary record of accomplishments in the commercial equipment finance and leasing industry."

Gilliam, a Certified Leasing Finance Professional (CLFP), is a graduate of John Brown University with a B.S. degree in organizational management. He also earned A.A. degrees in business management and civil engineering from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and the Community College of the Air Force, respectively.

Mr. Gilliam is a decorated United States Air Force veteran and a general aviation pilot. He is involved in a range of faith-based and community service activities.

BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with $14.1 billion in assets. BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates 238 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.  BancorpSouth is committed to a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion in both its workplace and communities. To learn more, visit our Community Commitment page at "Like" us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter@MyBXS; or connect with us through LinkedIn.

SOURCE BancorpSouth, Inc.

For further information: Randy Burchfield, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, 662-620-4136,