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 and almost 350 automated teller machines (ATMs) across a Gulf south corridor comprising South Mississippi; southern and central Alabama; southern Louisiana; the northern, central, and Panhandle regions of Florida, and Houston, Texas. The Company�s primary operating segments are divided into Hancock, Whitney, and Other. The Hancock segment coincides generally 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.