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Simmons First to Buy Citizens National Bank of Athens In Deal Worth $77M

Simmons First to Buy Citizens National Bank of Athens In Deal Worth $77M

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff said Wednesday that it agreed to purchase Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee, in a deal valued at $77 million.
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10 FinTech Accelerator Startups Named

Companies to benefit from 12-week VC FinTech Accelerator powered by global technology provider FIS and hosted by the Venture Center in Little Rock are from all over the map. The program launched Monday.
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Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

For women in Arkansas' banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality.
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Jack Mullen, Paula Cholmondeley Join Board of Growing Bank of the Ozarks

At Monday's annual shareholders meeting, Chairman and CEO George Gleason also announced that a third seat would be filled by Trevor Burgess, president, CEO and founder of the $1.7 billion-asset C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Mark Zweig Scoops Up University Village (NWA Real Deals)

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Rehab & Health Care Center Attracts $3.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

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Eyenalyze Receives Funding From Cadron Creek Capital

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Simmons First Increases Quarterly Dividend by 4.3 Percent

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Trial Set for June 1 for Former One Bank Execs

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In Retirement, Mike McFarland Swings for the Fences

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Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

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