Author John Grisham Establishes Coast Fund

Mississippi author John Grisham and his wife, Renee, have established the Rebuild The Coast Fund to assist in the relief efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The project will raise funds for immediate humanitarian needs with emphasis on the re-building of homes and businesses.

The Grishams will provide an initial donation of $5 million to establish the Fund.

The fund's Web site is Contributions may be made online, by check to made payable to

                       Rebuild the Coast Fund, Inc.
                       c/o BancorpSouth
                       P.O. Box 789
                       Tupelo, MS 38802

or at any BancorpSouth office. BancorpSouth has offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas.

Donations may also be sent to Rebuild the Coast Fund, Inc., P. O. Box 4500, Tupelo, MS 38803.

SOURCE: BancorpSouth, Inc.

CONTACT: Randy Burchfield of BancorpSouth office, +1-662-620-4302