Public Companies Archive

Simmons First Moves to State Charter

by Lance Turner 3/31/2016 03:26 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced Thursday that, effective today, its bank subsidiary will convert from a national banking association to a state-chartered bank.

Saline Memorial Inks Partnership with Capella Healthcare

by Lance Turner 3/29/2016 02:07 pm

After ending partnership talks in December, Saline Memorial Hospital's board of directors voted to create a public-private partnership with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tennessee.

Roger Jenkins' Pay Rises as Others' Fall at Murphy Oil

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2016 11:49 am

Murphy Oil Corp. CEO Roger Jenkins received $14 million in total compensation despite a salary freeze and no bonus.

Former USA Truck CEO John Simone Dies at 54

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 01:59 pm

John Simone, the former CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, died Thursday in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He was 54.

USA Truck Adds Susan Chambers to Board

by Marty Cook 3/25/2016 08:26 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren appointed Susan Chambers to its board of directors.

Wal-Mart Jumps into Milk Processing; Dean Foods' Stock Sinks

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 3/23/2016 07:36 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said it will build a dairy processing plant in Indiana to supply private-label milk to about 600 stores — the retailer's sole foray into food processing in the U.S.

PAM Executives See Increased Salaries, Lower Total Compensations

by Marty Cook 3/22/2016 04:41 pm

President and CEO Dan Cushman of PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown received a salary bump but his overall compensation was lower in 2015, according to a proxy statement filed by the company with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Executive Pay at Deltic Drops in 2015

by Jan Cottingham 3/22/2016 09:58 am

Executive compensation at Deltic Timber Inc. declined in 2015 compared with the previous year, with CEO Ray Dillon earning $1.89 million last year compared with $1.93 million in 2014.

Windstream Holdings CEO Tony Thomas' Salary Rises to $1M

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 09:52 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. President and CEO Tony Thomas' salary nearly doubled to $1 million in 2015 compared to the previous year, when he was CFO, according to the publicly traded telecommunications company's annual proxy statement.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Sees Pay Boost in 2015

by Kyle Massey 3/17/2016 11:00 am

Stock awards lifted the pay of Murphy USA Inc. CEO Andrew Clyde in 2015, raising his total compensation to $5.6 million, about a half-million dollars more than he earned in 2014.

Proxy Shows Compensation Boost for George Makris in 2015

by George Waldon 3/17/2016 10:49 am

The annual compensation of the top executive at Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff doubled last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Monday.

Tyson Foods Releases First Part of Sustainability Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2016 10:58 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Wednesday released the first part of what it called a "comprehensive sustainability report," its first since the 2014 acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Challenges for Dillard's, and Others at the Mall

by Mark Friedman 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Dillard's Inc. has had some tough times lately. The Little Rock retail chain's stock price, which peaked above $140 last April, was trading in the high $80s last week — having rebounded from $61 in early January.

IberiaBank Expected To Cut Nine Arkansas Branches by March 31

by George Waldon 3/14/2016 12:00 am

The restructuring of IberiaBank's multistate branch network, in motion since 2012, is visiting Arkansas this quarter. Nine branches will be closed by the end of March.

J.B. Hunt Executives See Salaries Rise in 2015

by Marty Cook 3/11/2016 09:03 am

John Roberts III, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, earned $1 million more in 2015 than he did in 2014.

ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds Got $2.3M in Compensation in 2015

by Marty Cook 3/10/2016 11:49 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $2.26 million in 2015, down slightly from the $2.3 million she made in 2014, the company reported in its annual proxy statement filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Stock Awards Help Boost Pay for 2 at Home BancShares

by Lance Turner 3/10/2016 11:17 am

An increase in stock awards helped boost total compensation for a pair of executives at Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, according to the firm's annual proxy statement filed March 4.

FedEx's Patrick Reed to Retire

by Marty Cook 3/9/2016 04:41 pm

Patrick Reed, an executive vice president and chief operating officer of FedEx Freight in North America since 2004, is retiring, effective July 31.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 01:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.