Hancock Holding Company (Hancock) is a bank holding company. The Company operates through two wholly owned bank subsidiaries, Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi (Hancock Bank) and Whitney Bank, New Orleans, Louisiana (Whitney Bank). Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank (collectively the Banks) and they operate a combined total of approximately300 full-service bank branches across a Gulf south. The Company�s operating segments are divided into Hancock, Whitney, and Other. The Hancock segment coincides with the Company�s Hancock Bank subsidiary and the Whitney segment with its Whitney Bank subsidiary. Each Bank segment offers commercial, consumer and mortgage loans and deposit services. The Other segment includes activities of other consolidated subsidiaries that provide investment services, insurance agency services, insurance underwriting and various other services to third parties. On June 4, 2011, Hancock acquired Whitney Holding Corporation (Whitney).