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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Estabrook

72 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Hairston

53 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Achary

56 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

D. Loper

51 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Stephen Barker

60 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Joseph Schwertz

60 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Joy Phillips

61 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Dickerson

51 2015 Executive Vice President

Joseph Exnicios

61 2017 Senior Executive Vice President

Samuel Kendricks

57 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Cecil Knight

53 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer

Suzanne Thomas

62 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Frank Bertucci

60 2000 Independent Director

Hardy Fowler

65 2011 Independent Director

Randall Hanna

58 2009 Independent Director

James Horne

65 2000 Independent Director

Jerry Levens

60 2009 Independent Director

Constantine Liollio

58 2016 Independent Director

Sonya Little

51 2016 Independent Director

Eric Nickelsen

72 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Olinde

61 2009 Independent Director

Christine Pickering

56 2000 Independent Director

Robert Roseberry

66 2001 Independent Director

Joan Teofilo

53 2016 Independent Director

Richard Wilkins

53 2016 Independent Director

Trisha Carlson

Senior Vice President - Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

James Estabrook

Mr. James B. Estabrook, Jr. is Independent Chairman of the Board of Hancock Holding Company. Mr. Estabrook who has served as Chairman of our Board since 2009, is President of Estabrook Motor Co., Inc., a position he has held since 1967. He is also the President of Estabrook Automotive, Inc. These two enterprises are multi-line automobile dealerships serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast markets. In addition, Mr. Estabrook serves as Secretary and Treasurer/Director of Versant Holding Company, President of Auto Credit, Inc. (an automobile finance business), President of Estabrook Properties, LLC (a real estate business), President of Falcon Leasing and Rental, Inc. (a daily rental automobile business), President of Gulf Coast Financial Corp., Inc. of Pascagoula, Mississippi and President of Conundrum, Inc., an investment company. Mr. Estabrook is the Chair of the Executive Committee and serves as a member of our Board Risk Committee. Mr. Estabrook has held several leadership positions in a range of regional and national automobile industry-related organizations and trade groups, including serving as Chairman of Ford Dealer Advertising Fund (Southern Quality Dealers), Chairman of the Ford Zone Dealer Council and past President and Director of the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association. Mr. Estabrook has also served on the boards of numerous economic development and business councils in addition to leadership positions in several civic and charitable groups. He has been an Advisory Director of the Bank since 1985.

John Hairston

Mr. John M. Hairston is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is President of the Company and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2008 and as President of the Company since 2014. He also served as Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Hairston serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Hairston is a past director on the Board of Directors and Board Audit Committee of the American Bankers Association. He is past Chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission; the gaming industry is an integral part of the Gulf Coast regional economy. He is past Chairman of the Mississippi Information Technology Services Board of Directors and Mississippi State University College of Business Advisory Board. He served on the Board of the Mississippi State University Research & Technology Corporation. He currently chairs the Gulf Coast Business Council Board of Directors and is a past member of the faculty of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Hairston also serves on the Board of the New Orleans Business Council and is immediate past Chairman of the American Bankers Association's American Bankers Council. He serves as Trustee on the Executive Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of the National World War II Museum located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Hairston's significant banking experience makes him an asset to our Board. In addition, the business, leadership and management skills he has developed as our President and Chief Executive Officer and formerly as Chief Operating Officer gives him a unique insight into our Company's operations and challenges, and makes him an effective director of our Board.

Michael Achary

Mr. Michael M. Achary is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the company. He was Executive Vice President from 2008 to 2016.

D. Loper

Mr. D. Shane Loper is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. He Executive Vice President from 2008 to 2016; Chief Administrative Officer from 2013 to 2014; Chief Risk Officer from 2012 to 2013; Chief Risk and Administrative Officer from 2010 to 2012

Stephen Barker

Mr. Stephen E. Barker is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Stephen E. Barker is Senior Vice President and Comptroller, Whitney National Bank from 2000 to 2011.

Joseph Schwertz

Mr. Joseph S. Schwertz, Jr. Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Company. Mr. Schwertz is Executive Vice President since 2015; Chief Risk Officer since 2015; Of Counsel to the law firm of Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman and Areaux LLC from 2012 to 2014; Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Whitney Holding Corporation and Whitney National Bank from 2009 to 2011.

Joy Phillips

Mr. Joy Lambert Phillips is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Phillips serves as Executive Vice President since 2009; Corporate Secretary since June 2011; General Counsel since 1999.

Michael Dickerson

Mr. Michael K. Dickerson is Executive Vice President of the Company. He is Executive Vice President since 2014; Chief Risk Officer from 2013 to 2015.

Joseph Exnicios

Mr. Joseph S. Exnicios is Senior Executive Vice President of the company. He was Executive Vice President from 2008 to 2016; Chief Operating Officer since 2014; Chief Administrative Officer from 2013 to 2014; Chief Risk Officer from 2012 to 2013; Chief Risk and Administrative Officer from 2010 to 2012.

Samuel Kendricks

Mr. Samuel B. Kendricks is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Company. Mr. Kendricks served as Chief Credit Officer since 2010; Chief Credit Policy Officer from 2009 to 2010; Senior Regional Credit Officer from 2008 to 2009.

Cecil Knight

Mr. Cecil W. Knight is Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of the company. He was President and owner of Alidade partners, LLC from 2012 to 2016; Partner in CPS Boston, Inc. from 2010 to 2012.

Suzanne Thomas

Ms. Suzanne C. Thomas is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Company. Ms. Thomas is Executive Vice President since 2011; Chief Credit Officer since 2014; Chief Credit Officer of Whitney Bank from 2011 to 2014; Chief Wholesale Credit Officer since 2012; Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Whitney Holding Corporation and Whitney National Bank from 2010 to 2011.

Frank Bertucci

Mr. Frank E. Bertucci is Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. Mr. Bertucci has been employed with F.E.B. Distributing Co., Inc., a regional beverage wholesaler, since 1978 and has served as its President since 1990. Since 2001, Mr. Bertucci has served as Chief Executive Officer of Capital City Beverage, Jackson, Mississippi, a beverage distributorship that has been in business since 1941. He previously served on the Audit Committee. Mr. Bertucci is Chair of the Compensation Committee of the Company and serves on the Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Committee. Mr. Bertucci is a director of the Mississippi Beer Distributors Association in Jackson, Mississippi and a director of Fullhouse Venture Company L.P. of Gulfport, Mississippi, a limited partnership engaged in the business of real estate holdings. He also serves as Chairman of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, PGA Tour Champions event. Mr. Bertucci's companies are present throughout Mississippi, including the two largest markets in the state, one of which is the Gulf Coast region. Mr. Bertucci has been active in the U. S. Special Olympics organization, as well as a number of other charitable organizations throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast market. He is a member of the Gulf Coast Business Council. Mr. Bertucci has been involved in the banking industry since 1995, when he became an Advisory Director of Hancock Bank, bringing to it his lifelong knowledge of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and its economy.

Hardy Fowler

Mr. Hardy B. Fowler is Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. Mr. Fowler served as the Office Managing Partner of the New Orleans office of the international accounting firm of KPMG from October 2002 to September 2009. In his 34-year career with KPMG, he spent 25 years as a tax partner. Mr. Fowler was a director of Whitney Holding Corporation and Whitney National Bank from 2009 until 2011, when he joined our Board in connection with the merger. Mr. Fowler has served on the Corporate Governance Committee. He currently serves as the Chairman of our Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee and Executive Committee. Mr. Fowler, a Certified Public Accountant, has substantial academic and professional credentials, including an undergraduate degree in finance and an MBA. He has significant civic and community ties to New Orleans, including service on the boards of the Bureau of Governmental Research, the Business Council of New Orleans, Junior Achievement, and many other civic organizations including Louisiana State University's Tiger Athletic Foundation, Lambeth House and Trinity Episcopal School.

Randall Hanna

Mr. Randall W. Hanna is Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. Hanna is the Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Florida State University Panama City, a full service regional higher education facility. From 2015 to 2016, he served as a faculty member at Florida State University and was a practicing attorney with Bryant Miller Olive. From 2011 until January 2015, he served as the Chancellor of the Florida College System, which serves approximately 800,000 higher education students through 28 institutions in Florida. The Florida College System is the primary access point for higher education in Florida. Prior to his November 2011 appointment as chancellor, Mr. Hanna served as Chairman and Managing Shareholder of Bryant Miller Olive, a law firm with offices in Florida, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Under his leadership, the firm grew to become one of the leading firms in Florida in the area of public finance and public - private partnerships. During his legal career, he has worked on complex financial and economic development transactions throughout the State of Florida. Prior to his appointment as a director of the Company, he served as a director of Hancock Bank of Florida, (a subsidiary of the Company prior to the merger) from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Hanna has served on various committees of the Board, including the Audit and Compensation Committees. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board Risk Committee. Mr. Hanna is a past chairman of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, a former member of Florida A & M University Board of Trustees, a past chairman of the Florida State Board of Community Colleges, and a past chairman of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bay Economic Development Alliance, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and Alignment Bay County. He previously served as Special Counsel to United States Senator Bob Graham.

James Horne

Mr. James H. Horne is an Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. He has been co-owner and President of Handy Lock Self Storage Centers since 1993, and has been a real estate developer since 1979. He also manages several large, industrial warehouses. Prior to joining our Board, he served as a Bank director from 1995 to 2000. He has served on various committees of the Board, including the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. He currently serves on the Board Risk Committee and Executive Committee. Mr. Horne has been involved in the appraisal, management and development of real estate on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 1974. He spent over 30 years as an MAI real estate appraiser on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and he is a past president of the Mississippi Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. His extensive appraisal experience has involved commercial and industrial properties, as well as timberlands, and has been sought and utilized by banks throughout the Gulf Coast market. In addition to his appraisal career, Mr. Horne also has experience in the real estate development business, having developed subdivisions and a chain of self-storage facilities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in the Mobile area (two important markets of the Company).

Jerry Levens

Mr. Jerry L. Levens is an Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. He has been a partner since 1992 at the regional CPA firm of Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC, based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and is the partner in charge of all of the firm's audit and assurance engagements. Prior to joining the Hancock Holding Company Board of Directors, he served as a director of the Bank from 2008 to 2009. He currently serves as Chair of the Board Risk Committee, Vice Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and Executive Committee. Mr. Levens has worked in the accounting field since 1978. He has substantial academic and professional credentials, including an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi, a Mississippi Certified Public Accounting license, is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and was an elected member of its Governing Council representing the State of Mississippi CPAs, is a member and past president of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), and was appointed by a former Governor to a five year term to the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy serving one year as its chairman. Mr. Levens is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and was appointed as a Board Leadership Fellow; was a member of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. where he served as the Chairman; and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Infinity Science Center, Inc. where he served as the Chairman. In addition, in the past he served on the Board of Commissioners for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, where he served as Chair of the Board's Governance Committee and Audit Committee; as Chairman of the Finance Council for the Catholic Diocese of

Constantine Liollio

Mr. Constantine S. Liollio is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Liollio is the President of PAA Natural Gas Storage, LLC, based in Houston, Texas (PAA). PAA Natural Gas Storage is the natural gas storage business of Plains All American Pipeline, a $23 billion Houston-based publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids, natural gas and refined products on a nationwide basis. He is responsible for developing and executing the strategy, overseeing day-to-day operations, coordinating all disciplines within the organization and identifying areas for future expansion. His substantial knowledge and experience of natural gas storage operations includes the Gulf Coast markets of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Mr. Liollio has served in this role since joining PAA in 2008, including for the period in which his business operated as an independent publicly traded entity, during which time he served on the Board of Directors. Prior to joining PAA, Mr. Liollio served for two years as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Energy South, Inc., a publicly traded natural gas storage and utility business headquartered in Mobile, Alabama.

Sonya Little

Ms. Sonya C. Little is Independent Director of the Company. She is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Tampa, Florida. She was appointed in May 2011 by Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Ms. Little leads a team of more than 90 professionals and is responsible for administering an annual operating budget of over $900 million. She also manages the city's credit ratings, a $900+ million debt portfolio, and oversees the primary functions of accounting, grant management, investments and pension fund administration. Ms. Little is a member of the Board Risk Committee. Prior to joining the mayor's staff, Ms. Little worked for three years as managing director with Public Resources Advisory Group (PRAG) in St. Petersburg, Florida. She also worked with RBC Capital Markets and William R. Hough & Co. as a municipal investment banker for over 14 years. Previously, Ms. Little was a bond development specialist with the State of Florida's Division of Bond Finance and worked for both Barnett Bank and Florida National Bank. Ms. Little has served as financial advisor to the City of Hollywood, Florida and the Hollywood Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. She also served as a member of the PRAG financial advisory team for the following local governments – City of Tampa, Miami-Dade County, Pinellas County, and District of Columbia. Ms. Little holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida and has held both the NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Eric Nickelsen

Mr. Eric J. Nickelsen is Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. He has been a real estate developer in the Florida panhandle market, from Pensacola to Destin and Fort Walton, since 1998. Before his career in real estate, Mr. Nickelsen was a banker, with varying responsibilities relating to operations and lending between 1966 and 1998. By the end of his banking career, Mr. Nickelsen led the Northwest Florida region for Barnett Bank, serving as its Chairman, President and CEO. Mr. Nickelsen was a director of Whitney Holding Corporation and Whitney National Bank from 2000 until 2011, when he joined our Board in connection with the merger. Mr. Nickelsen is a member of our Board Risk Committee. Mr. Nickelsen is very involved in various civic and charitable organizations throughout the Florida panhandle, including serving as the chairman of institutions such as the Pensacola Junior College Foundation, the University of West Florida Foundation, the Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce, Rebuild Northwest Florida, Inc. and the Sacred Heart Health System (a large health organization operating four hospitals and other facilities in the Florida panhandle) and as chairman or director of numerous other civic and community groups. Mr. Nickelsen is also active with the University of Florida, having served as the past National President of Gator Boosters, Inc. He also served on the board of The Athletic Association and is currently a board member of The Foundation. He has received numerous awards and commendations for his past civic and business activities. Mr. Nickelsen served on virtually every board committee during his tenure on the Whitney Holding Corporation board, and served as Whitney's lead independent director at the time of the merger.

Thomas Olinde

Mr. Thomas H. Olinde is Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. He has served as President of Olinde Hardware and Supply Co., Inc. since 1997 and is also a managing member and director of B. Olinde and Sons Co., LLC. Through these companies, Mr. Olinde operates and manages a network of retail furniture stores operating in most of the central and south Louisiana markets where the Bank has a presence. Previously Mr. Olinde worked as a credit manager gaining valuable experience in retail credit extension and collections. Mr. Olinde has been a director of Whitney Bank (formerly Hancock Bank of Louisiana) since 2006. Mr. Olinde is a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Olinde is a past Chairman and President of the Furniture Marketing Group, the largest furniture buying group of independent furniture dealers in the country, and is a past board member of the National Home Furnishings Association, the nation's largest organization devoted to home furnishings retailers. Additionally, Mr. Olinde is a former member of the Broyhill Furniture National Dealer Council and a past director of the National Coalition of Community and Justice. A leader in local business and civic organizations, Mr. Olinde serves as Chairman of the Board of Our Lady of the Lake Elderly Housing, board member of the Louisiana Retailers Association, a member of the Volunteer Services Council of the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, and is a past Chairman and Director of the Better Business Bureau of Baton Rouge, a past president of the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation and a recipient of the Volunteer Activist Award in the greater Baton Rouge area.

Christine Pickering

Ms. Christine L. Pickering is Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. She has been the owner of Christy Pickering, CPA since 1991. Ms. Pickering has worked in the fields of auditing and assurance, tax preparation, and litigation support. Prior to joining our Board, she served as a Bank director from 1995 to 2000. She currently serves as Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Vice Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee and Executive Committee. She has served on the Board Risk Committee and from 2004 to 2012, served as Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Pickering has substantial financial and accounting expertise due to her experience as a licensed Certified Public Accountant for the past 30 years. Her work in the area of litigation support and as an expert witness led to her appointment by the court as a Special Master in a legal proceeding. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Ms. Pickering has served as a director of Mississippi Power Company, Gulfport, since 2007 and served as the Chair of the Controls and Compliance Committee from 2009 to 2013. In 2008, Ms. Pickering was appointed as a Trustee by the Governor of Mississippi to the Institutions of Higher Learning Board for a 10 year term. This Board oversees the eight state-funded public universities.

Robert Roseberry

Mr. Robert W. Roseberry is Independent Director of Hancock Holding Company. Mr. Roseberry is the owner and operator of Pine Lake Farms, LLC, managing approximately 2,000 acres of timber land. He retired from Hancock Bank in 2007, having served as President of its Northern Division from 2001 to 2007. Previously, Mr. Roseberry served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lamar Capital Corporation, which was acquired by Hancock Holding Company in 2001. He served in various capacities at Lamar Bank from 1971 to 2001, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2001, President and Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 1998, and director from 1972 to 2001. Mr. Roseberry is a member of our Board Risk Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Roseberry is involved in numerous civic activities, including serving as mayor of Purvis, Mississippi from 1985 through 1988. In addition, he helped organize the Lamar County Economic Board and was its first President.

Joan Teofilo

Ms. Joan Teofilo is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Teofilo is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Energy Authority (TEA), the nation's largest nonprofit energy trading organization. TEA provides strategic energy solutions to community-owned utilities across the US through access to advanced resources and technology systems. From its headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, and West Coast office in Bellevue, Washington, TEA serves over 50 public power utilities and represents over 30,000 megawatts of power generation including natural gas, coal, wind, hydro, nuclear, biomass, fuel oil, petroleum coke, and landfill gas. Ms. Teofilo was a member of the company's founding launch team in 1997; she served as the Director of Risk Management and Financial Trading and the Chief Risk Officer before assuming her current role in 2010. Prior to joining TEA, Ms. Teofilo worked as a project engineer in construction management at Santee Cooper, the largest public power utility in South Carolina, and as a mechanical engineer at the American Samoa Power Authority. Ms. Teofilo is on the board of the national Association of Women in Energy and is consistently involved in the various local business communities in Jacksonville and other cities where TEA's clients operate. She has been increasingly involved with national industry organizations such as the American Public Power Association (APPA), as well as local organizations including the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. She has also been invited to present and speak at industry events across the country.

Richard Wilkins

Mr. Richard Wilkins serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wilkins is President of the Company and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2008 and as President of the Company since 2014. He also served as Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Hairston serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Hairston is a past director on the Board of Directors and Board Audit Committee of the American Bankers Association. He is past Chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission; the gaming industry is an integral part of the Gulf Coast regional economy. He is past Chairman of the Mississippi Information Technology Services Board of Directors and Mississippi State University College of Business Advisory Board. He served on the Board of the Mississippi State University Research & Technology Corporation. He currently chairs the Gulf Coast Business Council Board of Directors and is a past member of the faculty of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Hairston also serves on the Board of the New Orleans Business Council and is immediate past Chairman of the American Bankers Association's American Bankers Council. He serves as Trustee on the Executive Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of the National World War II Museum located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Hairston's significant banking experience makes him an asset to our Board. In addition, the business, leadership and management skills he has developed as our President and Chief Executive Officer and formerly as Chief Operating Officer gives him a unique insight into our Company's operations and challenges, and makes him an effective director of our Board.

Trisha Carlson