BancorpSouth Schedules News Conference and Web Cast

Officials of BancorpSouth, Inc. said today that the company will hold a news conference and web cast on Tuesday, October 31 at 4:00 p.m. CST.

The webcast is live coverage of management's news conference and can be found on the company's internet site at The news conference will be an interactive session between management and participating news media; those joining the web cast may listen to the news conference as it happens. An audio recording of the news conference will be available in archived format at the same address.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a $11.9 billion-asset bank holding company. The company operates approximately 281 banking and mortgage locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to providing traditional banking services, credit cards, mortgages, trust and fiduciary services, the company provides investment services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Investment Services, Inc. and insurance services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. BancorpSouth's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXS.

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SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

CONTACT: Financial, L. Nash Allen, Jr., +1-662-680-2330, or Media, Randy
Burchfield, +1-662-680-2216, both of BancorpSouth, Inc.