BancorpSouth Bank Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend to $0.17 per Common Share

TUPELO, Miss., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At its meeting today, the Board of Directors of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per common share, which represents an increase of $0.03 per common share, or 21.4 percent, compared to its most recent dividend paid on July 2, 2018. The dividend is payable Oct. 1, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 14, 2018. 

BancorpSouth earlier reported record financial results for the second quarter of 2018. Net income was $54.0 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, and net operating income – excluding MSR – was $55.6 million, or $0.56 per diluted share.

BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS) is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with approximately $17 billion in assets.  BancorpSouth operates approximately 280 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.


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