Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, today announced that its management will present at the 17th Annual Gulf South Bank Conference, which takes place May 14-16 in New Orleans. Len Dorminey, Chief Executive Officer, Heath Fountain, Chief Financial Officer, and Mitchell Smith, Chief Credit Officer will represent the Company. The Company's presentation is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. CT on Monday, May 14, 2012, and will be available to investors via a live audio webcast. A link to the webcast can be found in the investor section of the Company's website, www.eheritagebank.com, and will remain active for a period of 60 days. The presentation used at the conference also will be available for a period of 60 days beginning on May 14, 2012. Heritage Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, a community-oriented bank serving primarily South Georgia and North Central Florida through 21 full-service branch locations, 11 mortgage offices, and 3 investment offices. As of March 31, 2012, the Company reported total assets of approximately $1.1 billion and total stockholders' equity of approximately $125 million. For more information about the Company, visit HeritageBank of the South on the Web at www.eheritagebank.com and see Investor Relations under About Us.