May 13, 2011

Approval of proposal by Hancock Holding Company

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced its approval of the application of Hancock Holding Company, Gulfport, Mississippi, to acquire Whitney Holding Corporation, and indirectly acquire Whitney's wholly owned subsidiary bank, Whitney National Bank, both of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action together with a Concurring Statement by Governor Daniel K. Tarullo.

Last Update: May 13, 2011