Hancock Bank Carries On Winning Streak with 19 Greenwich Excellence Awards for 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 29, 2016)—Hancock Bank, consistently rated as one of the country’s strongest, safest banks, has earned a record 19 national and regional 2015 Greenwich Excellence Awards for small business banking and middle market banking.

The bank has won a total of 80 Greenwich Excellence designations for small business and middle market banking since 2005. Greenwich Associates bases the awards on interviews with thousands of executives at companies with revenues between $1 million$10 million for small business banking and $10 million$500 million for middle market banking.

“The Capital City region is one of Florida’s most exciting, dynamic areas. Hancock Bank has been privileged to play a part in creating that opportunity with local businesses and people driving that success,” said Tallahassee Market President Emory Mayfield. “We are honored to earn the trust of the executives and companies that voted to award Hancock this record number of Greenwich Excellence Awards. Their confidence inspires our bankers to continue doing business by the values core to our bank since 1899 as we help people achieve their financial goals and dreams.”

Greenwich Associates tapped Hancock as a small business national winner for Overall Satisfaction, Likelihood to Recommend, Relationship Manager Performance, Branch Satisfaction, Industry Expertise, Cash Management-Overall Satisfaction, Cash Management-Customer Service, and Cash Management-Ease of Product Implementation. Small business regional awards include the South’s Overall Satisfaction designation as well as the South’s Likelihood to Recommend and Cash Management-Overall Satisfaction.
Hancock Bank’s middle market banking also received national recognition for Overall Satisfaction, Likelihood to Recommend, Relationship Manager Performance, and Cash Management-Overall Satisfaction. Regional awards for Hancock Bank’s middle market banking included the South’s Overall Satisfaction, Likelihood to Recommend, Relationship Manager Performance, and Cash Management Overall Satisfaction.
Greenwich Associates chose Excellence Award recipients using ratings on a five-point evaluation scale. Selected banks must receive a statistically significant proportion of “Excellent” ratings relative to the overall mean (at a 95 percent confidence level). States in the South region in which Hancock Bank is ranked include Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

About Greenwich Associates

Greenwich Associates is a leading provider of global market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. Greenwich Associates’ studies provide benefits to the buyers and sellers of financial services through benchmark information on best practices and market intelligence on overall trends. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in London, Toronto, Tokyo, and Singapore, the firm offers more than 100 research-based consulting programs to 250-plus global financial services companies. More details are available at www.greenwich.com.

About Hancock Bank

Since 1899 the Hancock Bank name has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Part of Gulfport based Hancock Holding Company’s Gulf South financial services family, Hancock Bank locations in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and Whitney Bank locations in Louisiana and Texas offer a comprehensive array of financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; energy banking; private banking; trust and investment services; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. More information and online banking are available at www.hancockbank.com.