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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 20, 2021




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


Hancock Whitney Plaza

2510 14th Street

Gulfport, Mississippi

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (228) 868-4000


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communication pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.12b-2)


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class





Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, par value $3.33 per share




The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC




Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On January 20, 2021, Hancock Whitney Corporation (the “Company”) announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020. A copy of this press release and the accompanying financial statements are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02. The press release is available on the Company’s website.


The information provided in Item 2.02 of this report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure.


On January 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (Central Time), the Company intends to hold an investor call and webcast to discuss financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, including the press release.  Additional presentation materials relating to such call are furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and are, along with the press release and financial statements, incorporated herein by reference. All information in the press release and presentation materials speak as of the date thereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update said information in the future. In addition, the Company disclaims any inferences regarding the materiality of such information which otherwise may arise as a result of it furnishing such information under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K.


In accordance with the General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information presented herein pursuant to Item 2.02, “Results of Operations,” and Item 7.01, “Regulation FD,” shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall the information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)  Exhibits.

Exhibit Number



Press Release dated January 20, 2021 for Quarter Ended December 31, 2020.


Presentation Slides dated January 20, 2021 (furnished with the Commission as part of this Form 8-K).


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

















January 20, 2021


/s/ Michael M. Achary




Michael M. Achary




Chief Financial Officer