TUPELO, Miss., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At its regular quarterly meeting on April 27, 2011, the Board of Directors of BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per common share. The dividend is payable July 1, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2011.
Aubrey Patterson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BancorpSouth, remarked, "In order to better preserve BancorpSouth's strong capital position, the Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend of $0.01 per share, down from $0.11 per share for the previous quarter."
BancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with $13.5 billion in assets. BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates approximately 312 commercial banking, mortgage, insurance, trust and broker/dealer locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. BancorpSouth Bank also operates an insurance location in Illinois.
SOURCE BancorpSouth, Inc.