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Hancock Whitney reports second quarter 2019 EPS of $1.01

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GULFPORT, Miss., July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Whitney Corporation (Nasdaq: HWC) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2019. Net income for the second quarter of 2019 was $88.3 million, or $1.01 per diluted common share (EPS), compared to $79.2 million, or $.91 EPS, in the first quarter of 2019 and $71.2 million, or $.82 EPS, in the second quarter of 2018. The second quarter of 2019 did not include any nonoperating items. The first quarter of 2019 included a $10.1 million ($.09 per share after-tax impact) provision for loan losses related to the alleged DC Solar fraud, and the second quarter of 2018 included $15.8 million ($.14 per share impact) of nonoperating items related to the brand consolidation project, the Capital One trust and asset management purchase, the restructuring of a portion of our BOLI investments, and other miscellaneous items.

Highlights of the company’s second quarter 2019 results (compared to first quarter 2019):

  • Net income of $88.3 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, up $9.1 million, or $.10 per share
  • Loans increased $63 million from March 31, 2019; reflects $45 million mortgage loan sale during quarter
  • Energy loans declined $55 million to just under 5% of total loans
  • Operating leverage increased approximately $1.4 million linked-quarter; revenue up $9.3 million, operating expense up $7.9 million
  • Criticized commercial loans declined $11 million, or 2% ($6 million energy, $5 million nonenergy)
  • NIM decreased by 1 basis point (bp) to 3.45%
  • TCE ratio up 39 bps to 8.75%
  • Announced MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL) acquisition on April 30, 2019

“Results for the second quarter were solid despite a more challenging rate environment,” said John M. Hairston, President and CEO. “We continue our focus on improving yield and asset quality, while building capital and working to close our transaction with MidSouth. We recognize the near term environment creates headwinds to achieve previously determined corporate strategic objectives (CSOs); however, we remain focused on achieving those objectives as scheduled. We will continue adopting strategies that we believe are best for clients, associates, and to enhance shareholder value.”

Loans
Total loans at June 30, 2019 were $20.2 billion, up approximately $63 million, or less than 1%, linked-quarter. Net loan growth during the quarter continues to be diversified across our regions with all regions reporting growth. Net loan growth for the quarter was lower than prior guidance primarily due to the impact from the sale of mortgage loans, previously anticipated paydowns, and net reductions in both healthcare and energy portfolios.

Average loans totaled $20.2 billion for the second quarter of 2019, up $23 million, or less than 1%, linked-quarter.

At June 30, 2019, loans to the energy industry totaled $1.0 billion, or just under 5.0% of total loans. The energy portfolio was down $55 million linked-quarter, and is comprised of credits to both the exploration and production (E&P) subsector and the support services subsector. We continued our focus on shifting the mix between subsectors to deemphasize the support services subsector. As of June 30, 2019, the energy portfolio was comprised of 53% RBL and midstream credits and 47% support services credits.

Deposits
Total deposits at June 30, 2019 were $23.2 billion, down $144 million, or 1%, from March 31, 2019. Average deposits for the second quarter of 2019 were $23.1 billion, up $23 million, or less than 1%, linked-quarter.

Noninterest-bearing demand deposits (DDAs) totaled $8.1 billion at June 30, 2019, down $44 million, or 1%, from March 31, 2019 and comprised 35% of total period-end deposits at June 30, 2019.

Interest-bearing transaction and savings deposits totaled $8.0 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2019, down $189 million, or 2%, from March 31, 2019. Time deposits of $3.9 billion were up $159 million, or 4%, while interest-bearing public fund deposits decreased $70 million, or 2%, to $3.2 billion. The net increase in time deposits reflects an increase in brokered CDs of $15 million and an increase of $144 million in retail CDs.

Asset Quality
Nonperforming assets (NPAs) totaled $338.6 million at June 30, 2019, down $11.0 million, or 3%, from March 31, 2019. During the second quarter of 2019, total nonperforming loans decreased approximately $11.3 million, while foreclosed and surplus real estate (ORE) and other foreclosed assets increased approximately $0.4 million. Nonperforming assets as a percent of total loans, ORE and other foreclosed assets was 1.68% at June 30, 2019, down 6 bps from March 31, 2019.

The total allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL) was $195.6 million at June 30, 2019, up $0.9 million, or less than 1%, from March 31, 2019. The allowance for credits in the energy portfolio totaled $31.5 million, or 3.1% of energy loans, at June 30, 2019, unchanged from March 31, 2019. The allowance for credits in the nonenergy portfolio totaled $164.1 million, or 0.86% of nonenergy loans, at June 30, 2019, up $0.9 million from $163.2 million, or 0.86% of nonenergy loans, at March 31, 2019. The ratio of the ALLL to period-end loans was 0.97% at June 30, 2019, unchanged from March 31, 2019.

Net charge-offs were $7.2 million, or 0.14% of average total loans on an annualized basis in the second quarter of 2019, down from $17.9 million, or 0.36% of average total loans in the first quarter of 2019. There were no energy charge-offs in the first half of 2019. During the second quarter of 2019, the company recorded a total provision for loan losses of $8.1 million, down from $18.0 million in the first quarter of 2019 which included $10.1 million related to the alleged DC Solar fraud.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin (NIM)
Net interest income (TE) for the second quarter of 2019 was $223.6 million, up $0.5 million from the first quarter of 2019. The net interest margin (TE) was 3.45% for the second quarter of 2019, down 1 bp from the first quarter of 2019. The improvement in the net interest income was primarily due to one additional calendar day in the quarter and a recovery on a legacy Whitney CRE credit, offset by higher premium amortization and deposit costs. The slight decrease in the net interest margin was primarily attributable to higher CD renewal rates (2 bps), a change in the funding mix (1 bp) and higher prepayments on the bond portfolio (1 bp), almost fully offset by net interest recoveries (2 bps) and a favorable change in the earning asset mix (1 bp).

Average earning assets were $26.0 billion for the second quarter of 2019, down $27.6 million, or less than 1%, from the first quarter of 2019.

Noninterest Income
Noninterest income totaled $79.3 million for the second quarter of 2019, up $8.7 million, or 12%, from the first quarter of 2019.

Service charges on deposits totaled $20.7 million for the second quarter of 2019, up $0.4 million, or 2%, from the first quarter of 2019. Bank card and ATM fees totaled $16.6 million, up $1.3 million, or 9%, from the first quarter of 2019. The increase from the first quarter is primarily due to an additional calendar day in the quarter and increased card usage.

Trust fees totaled $15.9 million, up $0.8 million, or 5%, linked-quarter. The net increase from the first quarter is mainly related to one additional calendar day in the quarter and seasonal tax preparation fees.

Investment and annuity income and insurance fees totaled $6.6 million, up $0.1 million, or 1%, linked-quarter. Fees from secondary mortgage operations totaled $4.4 million for the second quarter of 2019, up $0.7 million, or 19%, linked-quarter. The increase is primarily due to higher activity in the second quarter of 2019. Other noninterest income totaled $15.0 million, up $5.5 million, or 58%, from the first quarter of 2019. The increase in other noninterest income includes an increase of $0.8 million from BOLI income, $2.8 million from derivative income, and $1.2 million from small business investment company (SBIC) income.

Noninterest Expense & Taxes
Noninterest expense for the second quarter of 2019 totaled $183.6 million, up $7.9 million, or 4%, from the first quarter of 2019.

Total personnel expense was $106.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, up $2.9 million, or 3%, from the first quarter of 2019. This increase is mainly related to an additional workday in the quarter and the full quarter impact of annual merit increases.

Occupancy and equipment expense totaled $17.3 million in the second quarter of 2019, up $0.6 million, or 4%, from the first quarter of 2019. The increase is mostly related to property insurance in the second quarter.

Amortization of intangibles totaled $5.0 million for the second quarter of 2019, down $0.1 million, or 2%, linked-quarter.

Net ORE expense totaled $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to ORE gains exceeding expenses by $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Other operating expense totaled $54.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, up $3.0 million, or 6%, from the first quarter of 2019. The increase includes $1.1 million in professional services related to our technology investments and $2.0 million of expenses related to the trust and asset management acquisition, MSL, and the relocation of the New Orleans regional headquarters and other miscellaneous expenses.

The effective income tax rate for the second quarter of 2019 was 18%. Management expects the tax rate in the third quarter of 2019 to approximate 17-19%. The effective income tax rate continues to be less than the statutory rate due primarily to tax-exempt income and tax credits.

Capital
Common shareholders’ equity at June 30, 2019 totaled $3.3 billion, up $128 million, or 4%, from March 31, 2019. The tangible common equity (TCE) ratio was 8.75%, up 39 bps from March 31, 2019. Additional capital ratios are included in the financial tables.

Conference Call and Slide Presentation
Management will host a conference call for analysts and investors at 8:30 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to review the results. A live listen-only webcast of the call will be available under the Investor Relations section of Hancock Whitney’s website at www.hancockwhitney.com/investors. A link to the release with additional financial tables, and a link to a slide presentation related to second quarter results are also posted as part of the webcast link. To participate in the Q&A portion of the call, dial (877) 564-1219 or (973) 638-3429. An audio archive of the conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of our website. A replay of the call will also be available through July 24, 2019 by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, passcode 1078739. 

About Hancock Whitney
Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as trust and asset management offices in New Jersey and New York. BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and analysis firm, consistently recommends Hancock Whitney as one of America’s most financially sound banks. More information is available at www.hancockwhitney.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release includes non-GAAP financial measures to describe Hancock Whitney’s performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered alternatives to GAAP-basis financial statements, and other bank holding companies may define or calculate these non-GAAP measures or similar measures differently. The reconciliations of those measures to GAAP measures are provided either in the financial tables or in Appendix A thereto.

Consistent with Securities and Exchange Commission Industry Guide 3, the company presents net interest income, net interest margin and efficiency ratios on a fully taxable equivalent (“TE”) basis. The TE basis adjusts for the tax-favored status of net interest income from certain loans and investments using the statutory federal tax rate to increase tax-exempt interest income to a taxable equivalent basis. The company believes this measure to be the preferred industry measurement of net interest income and it enhances comparability of net interest income arising from taxable and tax-exempt sources.

The company presents certain additional non-GAAP financial measures to assist the reader with a better understanding of the company’s performance period over period, as well as to provide investors with assistance in understanding the success management has experienced in executing its strategic initiatives. These non-GAAP measures may reference the concepts “core” or “operating.” The company uses the term “core” to describe a financial measure that excludes income or expense arising from accretion or amortization of fair value adjustments recorded as part of purchase accounting. The company uses the term “operating” to describe a financial measure that excludes income or expense considered to be nonoperating in nature. Items identified as nonoperating are those that, when excluded from a reported financial measure, provide management or the reader with a measure that may be more indicative of forward-looking trends in the company’s business.

Important Cautionary Statement About Forward-Looking Statements
This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements that we may make include statements regarding our expectations regarding our performance and financial condition, balance sheet and revenue growth, the provision for loans losses, loan growth expectations, management’s predictions about charge-offs for loans, including energy-related credits, the impact of changes in oil and gas prices on our energy portfolio, the adequacy of our enterprise risk management framework, the impact of the transaction with Capital One or future business combinations on our performance and financial condition, including our ability to successfully integrate the business, success of revenue-generating initiatives, the effectiveness of derivative financial instruments and hedging activities to manage risks, projected tax rates, increased cybersecurity risks, including potential business disruptions or financial losses, the adequacy of our internal controls over financial reporting, the financial impact of regulatory requirements and tax reform legislation, the impact of the change in the LIBOR benchmark, the consummation of our acquisition of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly-owned banking subsidiary MidSouth Bank, N.A. (collectively, “MidSouth”) and the integration of MidSouth with Hancock Whitney, deposit trends, credit quality trends, changes in interest rates, net interest margin trends, future expense levels, future profitability, improvements in expense to revenue (efficiency) ratio, purchase accounting impacts, accretion levels and expected returns. Also, any statement that does not describe historical or current facts is a forward-looking statement. These statements often include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “forecast,” “goals,” “targets,” “initiatives,” “focus,” “potentially,” “probably,” “projects,” “outlook", or similar expressions or future conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” and “could.” Forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of management and on information currently available to management. Our statements speak as of the date hereof, and we do not assume any obligation to update these statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those contained in such statements in light of new information or future events. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including among others:  the possibility that expected benefits of the proposed MidSouth transaction may not materialize in the timeframe expected or at all, or may be more costly to achieve; the proposed transaction may not be timely completed, if at all; that prior to the completion of the proposed transaction or thereafter, Hancock Whitney’s and MidSouth’s respective businesses may not perform as expected due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors; that the parties are unable to successfully implement integration strategies related to the proposed transaction; that required regulatory, shareholder or other approvals for the merger or related transactions are not obtained or the conditions to the parties’ obligations to complete the merger are not satisfied in a timely manner or at all; reputational risks and the reaction of the companies’ shareholders, customers, employees or other constituents to the proposed transaction; and diversion of management time on merger-related matters. These risks, as well as other risks relating to the parties and the proposed transaction, will be more fully discussed in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus that will be included in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. While the list of factors presented here is, and the list of factors presented in the Registration Statement will be, considered representative, no such lists should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made in this release is subject to the safe harbor protections set forth in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on such statements. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and in other periodic reports that we file with the SEC.

Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication contains information regarding the proposed merger transaction between Hancock Whitney and MidSouth. In connection with the proposed merger, Hancock Whitney will file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include the Proxy Statement of MidSouth and a Prospectus of Hancock Whitney, as well as other relevant documents regarding the proposed transaction. A definitive Proxy Statement/Prospectus will be sent to MidSouth shareholders. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. MidSouth shareholders are urged to read the Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus when it becomes available, along with any other documents filed by Hancock Whitney and MidSouth with the SEC, and any amendments or supplements to these documents, because they will contain important information regarding the merger and the parties to the merger. A free copy of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about Hancock Whitney and MidSouth, may be obtained at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). You will also be able to obtain these documents, free of charge, from Hancock Whitney at www.hancockwhitney.com under the heading “SEC Filings” or from MidSouth at www.midsouthbank.com under the heading “SEC Filings”. Copies of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus can also be obtained, free of charge, by directing a request to Hancock Whitney Corporation, Hancock Whitney Plaza, 2510 14th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501, Attention:  Investor Relations, by calling 504.299.5208, or by sending an e-mail to trisha.carlson@hancockwhitney.com, or by directing a request to MidSouth Bancorp, Inc., 102 Versailles Boulevard, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501, Attention:  Investor Relations, by calling 337.593.3143, or by sending an e-mail to lorraine.miller@midsouthbank.com.

Participants in the Solicitation
Hancock Whitney, MidSouth, and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding Hancock Whitney’s directors and executive officers is available in its definitive proxy statement, which was filed with the SEC on March 12, 2019. Information regarding MidSouth’s directors and executive officers is available in its definitive proxy statement, which was filed with the SEC on April 17, 2018, and certain of its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC. Free copies of this document may be obtained as described above under “Important Additional Information and Where to Find It.”

HANCOCK WHITNEY CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(Unaudited)
                     
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
(dollars and common share data in thousands, except per share amounts)   6/30/2019   3/31/2019   6/30/2018   6/30/2019   6/30/2018
NET INCOME                    
Net interest income   $     219,868     $ 219,254     $ 211,547     $     439,122     $ 417,211  
Net interest income (TE) (a)       223,586       223,078       215,628         446,664       425,255  
Provision for loan losses       8,088       18,043       8,891         26,131       21,144  
Noninterest income       79,250       70,503       68,832         149,753       135,084  
Noninterest expense       183,567       175,700       184,402         359,267       355,193  
Income tax expense       19,186       16,850       15,909         36,036       32,306  
Net income   $     88,277     $     79,164     $     71,177     $     167,441     $     143,652  
Earnings excluding nonoperating items                    
Net income   $     88,277     $ 79,164     $ 71,177     $     167,441     $ 143,652  
Nonoperating items, net of income tax benefit             7,966       12,486         7,966       18,268  
Operating earnings   $     88,277     $ 87,130     $ 83,663     $     175,407     $ 161,920  
PERIOD-END BALANCE SHEET DATA                    
Loans   $     20,175,812     $ 20,112,838     $ 19,370,917     $     20,175,812     $ 19,370,917  
Securities       5,725,735       5,577,522       6,113,873         5,725,735       6,113,873  
Earning assets       26,088,759       25,881,559       25,625,047         26,088,759       25,625,047  
Total assets       28,761,863       28,490,231       27,925,447         28,761,863       27,925,447  
Noninterest-bearing deposits       8,114,632       8,158,658       8,165,796         8,114,632       8,165,796  
Total deposits       23,236,042       23,380,294       22,235,338         23,236,042       22,235,338  
Common stockholders' equity       3,318,915       3,190,575       2,929,555         3,318,915       2,929,555  
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET DATA                    
Loans   $     20,150,104     $ 20,126,948     $ 19,193,234     $     20,138,590     $ 19,111,318  
Securities (b)       5,586,390       5,656,689       6,032,058         5,621,345       5,965,046  
Earning assets       25,992,894       26,020,447       25,391,025         26,006,595       25,249,441  
Total assets       28,537,810       28,451,548       27,485,052         28,494,917       27,361,750  
Noninterest-bearing deposits       8,099,621       8,227,698       8,149,521         8,163,306       8,050,870  
Total deposits       23,137,563       23,114,139       22,101,474         23,125,916       22,072,608  
Common stockholders' equity       3,230,503       3,118,051       2,908,997         3,174,588       2,891,005  
COMMON SHARE DATA                    
Earnings per share - diluted   $     1.01     $ 0.91     $ 0.82     $     1.92     $ 1.65  
Cash dividends per share       0.27       0.27       0.24         0.54       0.48  
Book value per share (period-end)       38.70       37.23       34.33         38.70       34.33  
Tangible book value per share (period-end)       28.46       26.92       24.66         28.46       24.66  
Weighted average number of shares - diluted       85,835       85,800       85,483         85,810       85,451  
Period-end number of shares       85,759       85,710       85,335         85,759       85,335  
Market data                    
High sales price   $     44.74     $ 44.34     $ 53.60     $     44.74     $ 56.40  
Low sales price       37.03       34.11       45.76         34.11       45.76  
Period-end closing price       40.06       40.40       46.65         40.06       46.65  
Trading volume       27,874       28,124       35,705         55,998       71,075  
PERFORMANCE RATIOS                    
Return on average assets     1.24 %     1.13 %     1.04 %     1.18 %     1.06 %
Return on average common equity     10.96 %     10.30 %     9.81 %     10.64 %     10.02 %
Return on average tangible common equity     15.07 %     14.38 %     13.72 %     14.73 %     14.06 %
Tangible common equity ratio (c)     8.75 %     8.36 %     7.76 %     8.75 %     7.76 %
Net interest margin (TE)     3.45 %     3.46 %     3.40 %     3.45 %     3.39 %
Average loan/deposit ratio     87.09 %     87.08 %     86.84 %     87.08 %     86.58 %
Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of period-end loans     0.97 %     0.97 %     1.11 %     0.97 %     1.11 %
Annualized net charge-offs to average loans     0.14 %     0.36 %     0.11 %     0.25 %     0.18 %
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans + accruing loans 90 days past due     61.60 %     56.81 %     53.35 %     61.60 %     53.35 %
Select performance measures excluding nonoperating items                    
Operating earnings per share - diluted (d)   $     1.01     $ 1.00     $ 0.96     $     2.01     $ 1.86  
Return on average assets - operating     1.24 %     1.24 %     1.22 %     1.24 %     1.19 %
Return on average common equity - operating     10.96 %     11.33 %     11.54 %     11.14 %     11.29 %
Return on average tangible common equity - operating     15.07 %     15.83 %     16.12 %     15.44 %     15.85 %
Efficiency ratio (e)     58.95 %     58.10 %     57.40 %     58.53 %     57.45 %
Noninterest income as a percent of total revenue (TE) - operating     26.17 %     24.01 %     24.20 %     25.11 %     24.26 %
FTE headcount       3,930       3,885       3,780         3,930       3,780  

(a) Taxable equivalent (TE) amounts are calculated using a federal income tax rate of 21%.
(b) Average securities does not include unrealized holding gains/losses on available for sale securities.
(c) The tangible common equity ratio is common shareholders' equity less intangible assets divided by total assets less intangible assets.
(d) Refer to Appendix A for reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure.
(e) The efficiency ratio is noninterest expense to total net interest income (TE) and noninterest income, excluding amortization of purchased intangibles and nonoperating items.

 
 
HANCOCK WHITNEY CORPORATION
QUARTERLY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(Unaudited)
                     
    Three Months Ended
(dollars and common share data in thousands, except per share amounts)   6/30/2019   3/31/2019   12/31/2018   9/30/2018   6/30/2018
NET INCOME                    
Net interest income   $     219,868     $ 219,254     $ 217,433     $ 214,194     $ 211,547  
Net interest income (TE) (a)       223,586       223,078       221,471       218,289       215,628  
Provision for loan losses       8,088       18,043       8,100       6,872       8,891  
Noninterest income       79,250       70,503       74,538       75,518       68,832  
Noninterest expense       183,567       175,700       179,366       181,187       184,402  
Income tax expense       19,186       16,850       8,265       17,775       15,909  
Net income   $     88,277     $     79,164     $     96,240     $     83,878     $     71,177  
Earnings excluding nonoperating items                    
Net income   $     88,277     $ 79,164     $ 96,240     $ 83,878     $ 71,177  
Nonoperating items, net of income tax benefit             7,966       1,465       3,813       12,486  
Operating earnings   $     88,277     $ 87,130     $ 97,705     $ 87,691     $ 83,663  
PERIOD-END BALANCE SHEET DATA                    
Loans   $     20,175,812     $ 20,112,838     $ 20,026,411     $ 19,543,717     $ 19,370,917  
Securities       5,725,735       5,577,522       5,670,584       5,987,447       6,113,873  
Earning assets       26,088,759       25,881,559       25,836,239       25,668,281       25,625,047  
Total assets       28,761,863       28,490,231       28,235,907       28,098,175       27,925,447  
Noninterest-bearing deposits       8,114,632       8,158,658       8,499,027       8,140,530       8,165,796  
Total deposits       23,236,042       23,380,294       23,150,185       22,417,807       22,235,338  
Common stockholders' equity       3,318,915       3,190,575       3,081,340       2,978,878       2,929,555  
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET DATA                    
Loans   $     20,150,104     $ 20,126,948     $ 19,817,729     $ 19,464,639     $ 19,193,234  
Securities (b)       5,586,390       5,656,689       5,965,461       6,186,410       6,032,058  
Earning assets       25,992,894       26,020,447       26,011,183       25,832,372       25,391,025  
Total assets       28,537,810       28,451,548       28,259,963       28,026,923       27,485,052  
Noninterest-bearing deposits       8,099,621       8,227,698       8,260,487       8,017,353       8,149,521  
Total deposits       23,137,563       23,114,139       22,498,145       22,021,559       22,101,474  
Common stockholders' equity       3,230,503       3,118,051       2,993,265       2,952,431       2,908,997  
COMMON SHARE DATA                    
Earnings per share - diluted   $     1.01     $ 0.91     $ 1.10     $ 0.96     $ 0.82  
Cash dividends per share       0.27       0.27       0.27       0.27       0.24  
Book value per share (period-end)       38.70       37.23       35.98       34.90       34.33  
Tangible book value per share (period-end)       28.46       26.92       25.62       24.44       24.66  
Weighted average number of shares - diluted       85,835       85,800       85,677       85,539       85,483  
Period-end number of shares       85,759       85,710       85,643       85,364       85,335  
Market data                    
High sales price   $     44.74     $ 44.34     $ 49.22     $ 53.00     $ 55.00  
Low sales price       37.03       34.11       32.59       46.05       45.76  
Period-end closing price       40.06       40.40       34.77       47.55       46.65  
Trading volume       27,874       28,124       33,269       28,332       35,705  
PERFORMANCE RATIOS                    
Return on average assets     1.24 %     1.13 %     1.35 %     1.19 %     1.04 %
Return on average common equity     10.96 %     10.30 %     12.76 %     11.27 %     9.81 %
Return on average tangible common equity     15.07 %     14.38 %     18.15 %     16.11 %     13.72 %
Tangible common equity ratio (c)     8.75 %     8.36 %     8.02 %     7.67 %     7.76 %
Net interest margin (TE)     3.45 %     3.46 %     3.39 %     3.36 %     3.40 %
Average loan/deposit ratio     87.09 %     87.08 %     88.09 %     88.39 %     86.84 %
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of period-end loans     0.97 %     0.97 %     0.97 %     1.10 %     1.11 %
Annualized net charge-offs to average loans     0.14 %     0.36 %     0.56 %     0.14 %     0.11 %
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans + accruing loans 90 days past due     61.60 %     56.81 %     58.60 %     55.25 %     53.35 %
Select performance measures excluding nonoperating items                
Operating earnings per share - diluted (d)   $     1.01     $ 1.00     $ 1.12     $ 1.01     $ 0.96  
Return on average assets - operating     1.24 %     1.24 %     1.37 %     1.24 %     1.22 %
Return on average common equity - operating     10.96 %     11.33 %     12.95 %     11.78 %     11.54 %
Return on average tangible common equity - operating     15.07 %     15.83 %     18.43 %     16.84 %     16.12 %
Efficiency ratio (e)     58.95 %     58.10 %     58.03 %     58.11 %     57.40 %
Noninterest income as a percent of total revenue (TE) - operating     26.17 %     24.01 %     25.03 %     25.70 %     24.20 %
FTE headcount       3,930       3,885       3,933       3,858       3,780  

(a) Taxable equivalent (TE) amounts are calculated using a federal income tax rate of 21%.
(b) Average securities does not include unrealized holding gains/losses on available for sale securities.
(c) The tangible common equity ratio is common shareholders' equity less intangible assets divided by total assets less intangible assets.
(d) Refer to Appendix A for reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure.
(e) The efficiency ratio is noninterest expense to total net interest income (TE) and noninterest income, excluding amortization of purchased intangibles and nonoperating items.

For more information
Trisha Voltz Carlson, EVP, Investor Relations Manager
504.299.5208 or trisha.carlson@hancockwhitney.com

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