BancorpSouth, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

TUPELO, Miss., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At its regular quarterly meeting today, the Board of Directors of BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per common share.  The dividend is payable January 3, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2016. 

BancorpSouth earlier reported financial results for the third quarter of 2016.  Net income was $37.8 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, and net operating income – excluding MSR – was $36.7 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with $14.6 billion in assets.  BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates 236 full service branch locations as well 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: 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