IBERIABANK Corporation Announces Cash Dividend

The Board of Directors of IBERIABANK Corporation , announces the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per share, up 25% from the same quarter last year. The dividend is payable on April 20, 2006 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2006. This dividend level equates to an annualized dividend rate of $1.12 per share. Based on the closing stock price on March 22, 2006 of $55.45 per share, the indicated dividend yield is 2.02%.

Daryl G. Byrd, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBERIABANK Corporation commented, "We are pleased to provide our shareholders this quarterly cash dividend, which reflects the continued growth and capital strength of our franchise."

At December 31, 2005, IBERIABANK Corporation had total assets of $2.9 billion, shareholders' equity of $264 million and a Tier 1 Leverage capital ratio of 7.65%. The Company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IBKC".

IBERIABANK Corporation shareholders may take advantage of the Company's Dividend Reinvestment Plan. This program provides a convenient, economical way for shareholders to increase their holdings of the Company's common stock. The shareholder pays no brokerage commissions or service charges while participating in the plan.

To enroll in IBERIABANK Corporation's Dividend Reinvestment Plan, shareholders must have their stock certificate numbers and complete an enrollment form. Enrollment forms and a summary of the plan are available from the Registrar and Transfer Company by calling (800) 368-5948.

IBERIABANK Corporation is one of the oldest financial institutions with continuous operations in the State of Louisiana and the second largest Louisiana-based bank holding company. The Company operates 44 offices located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Northeast Louisiana, and the Acadiana region of Louisiana. The Company's common stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol "IBKC" and the Company's market capitalization is approximately $500 million.

To the extent that statements in this press release relate to future plans, objectives, financial results or performance of IBERIABANK Corporation, these statements are deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements, which are based on management's current information, estimates and assumptions and the current economic environment, are generally identified by the use of the words "plan", "believe", "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "estimate", "project" or similar expressions. IBERIABANK Corporation's actual strategies and results in future periods may differ materially from those currently expected due to various risks and uncertainties. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in market and economic conditions; changes in interest rates, deposit flows, loan demand and real estate values; competitive pressures; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; changes in the Company's loan or investment portfolio; legislative or regulatory changes; changes in monetary or fiscal policies; military or terrorist activities; litigation costs and expenses; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Company's business activities and prospects. Factors affecting IBERIABANK Corporation are discussed in the Company's periodic and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov/ , and the Company's website, http://www.iberiabank.com/ .


CONTACT: Daryl G. Byrd, President and CEO, +1-337-521-4003, or John R.
Davis, Senior Executive Vice President, +1-337-521-4005, both of IBERIABANK