Hancock Whitney Gives $200K to Create Hurricane Michael Recovery Accounts

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (October 17, 2018)—Hancock Whitney has donated $200,000 to set up relief accounts to help Northwest Florida communities recover from Hurricane Michael.

“Hancock Whitney has weathered more than a century of storms. We know how important it is for communities to have the money they need to jumpstart recovery and assist citizens. We’ve also seen how much people across the country want to help,” said Ben Lee, Hancock Whitney Panama City-Bay County market president. “We’ve contributed $200,000 to create these relief accounts so that anyone anywhere can give to the Northwest Florida recovery effort, hopefully helping to double or triple balances available for relief, recovery, and rebuilding.”

People and businesses can contribute to these Hurricane Michael relief accounts at any Hancock Whitney financial center or by calling 1-800-347-7272:

Bay County Board of County Commissioners ($40,000)

Bay County Tax Collector ($15,000)

City of Callaway ($15,000)

Housing Authority of Springfield ($10,000)

City of Marianna ($25,000)

City of Lynn Haven ($35,000)

City of Panama City ($35,000)

Panama City Port Authority ($5,000)

Hancock Whitney Hurricane Michael Relief Fund-General Donations ($20,000)

“We’re honored to serve a region with an incredible spirit. That resilience, the caring that’s come from so many sources, and working together throughout the recovery will ensure our communities come back Florida Strong from Hurricane Michael,” added Lee.

Hancock Whitney continues to waive ATM fees for clients using any AllPoint ATM in the U.S. and for non-clients using any Hancock Whitney ATM in Northwest Florida. Additionally, special disaster recovery assistance loan and payment deferral information is available at www.hancockwhitney.com/hurricane-michael.

 About Hancock Whitney

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & StabilityCommitment to Service,Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Part of Hancock Whitney Corporation’s Gulf South financial services family, bank 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. 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 atwww.hancockwhitney.com.

Leona Zoey

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