Public Companies Archive

ArcBest CEO, Executives See Annual Compensation Declines

by Sarah Campbell 3/14/2017 09:58 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $1.61 million in 2016, almost 30 percent less than the $2.26 million she made in 2015, the company reported in its annual proxy statement.

Bank of the Ozarks CEO's Pay Up 5 Percent in 2016

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 11:00 am

George Gleason, 63, chairman and chief executive officer of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc., received total compensation of $6.2 million during 2016.

Liquor Stores Ready for Next Front in Alcohol War

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The battle has been lost but not the war. So says Francois Guilloux, managing partner of There Performance Group of Little Rock, a liquor store industry consultancy.

Simmons Bank Buys Acxiom Building in Downtown Little Rock

by George Waldon 3/10/2017 10:39 am

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff bought the 12-story Acxiom Building in downtown Little Rock, and Acxiom Corp. will move its headquarters back to Conway, where it was founded, the two companies announced Friday.

J.B. Hunt CEO's Total Pay at $5.5M in 2016

by Marty Cook 3/9/2017 03:34 pm

John Roberts III, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, saw another increase in annual compensation, although not as much as the year before.

Tennessee Farm Working With Tyson Foods Finds Bird Flu

by Jo Winterbottom, Reuters 3/6/2017 09:59 am

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc., and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system.

Home BancShares Leader Gets Pay Boost in 2016

by Lance Turner 3/3/2017 11:14 am

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison received a $3.6 million compensation package in fiscal 2016, up from $2.8 million in the previous year, according to the company's proxy statement.

IberiaBank to Buy Sabadell United In $1B Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2017 11:34 am

IberiaBank Corp. of Lafayette, Louisiana, agrees to buy Sabadell United Bank N.A. from Banco de Sabadell S.A. of Barcelona in a stock and cash transaction valued at $1.025 billion.

Oxford Industries Buys Strong Suit Clothing of Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 3/1/2017 09:49 am

Strong Suit Clothing, a men's apparel company based in Little Rock, has been acquired by publicly traded Oxford Industries Inc. of Atlanta.

Windstream Reports 4Q, Fiscal Net Losses

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell 3/1/2017 07:06 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports net losses in its fourth quarter and fiscal years, while its CEO said the company expanded enterprise service revenue for the year and rolled out premium products to new customers.

Tyson Foods CEO to Headline Economic Development Lunch

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 10:56 am

Tom Hayes, president and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, will headline the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation Luncheon on April 18 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Tyson Foods Board Member Resigns

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 10:19 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says Brad Sauer is stepping down from its board of directors after nine years. His resignation is effective immediately.

Deltic Timber Names New CEO, Fires CFO

by Lance Turner 2/27/2017 10:10 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado names John D. Enlow, formerly of Weyerhaeuser, as its new chief executive and revealed that it had fired its chief financial officer for misappropriating "certain Company assets for personal use."

Windstream, EarthLink Complete Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 08:44 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock completes its previously announced merger with EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta, after the both companies' shareholders approved the deal on Friday.

Wal-Mart Launches New Front in US Price War; Targets Aldi in Grocery Aisle

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 2/27/2017 07:48 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, is running a new price-comparison test in at least 1,200 U.S. stores and squeezing packaged goods suppliers in a bid to close a pricing gap with German-based discount grocery chain Aldi and other U.S. rivals like Kroger Co.

Windstream, EarthLink Stockholders Approve Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2017 04:13 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announced Friday that its stockholders and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta's stockholders approved on Friday the merger of the two companies.

Home BancShares Completes Giant Holdings Inc. Buy

by Lance Turner 2/24/2017 10:42 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway said Friday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Giant Holdings Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

CS&L to Change Name, Buy Hunt Telecom for $170M

by Lance Turner 2/24/2017 09:56 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock announces another acquisition and said it will change its name to Uniti Group Inc. effective Monday.

Deltic Timber Shares Spike as Filing Reports Buyout Interest

by Lance Turner 2/23/2017 11:02 am

Shares of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado hit a new 52-week high Wednesday after a filing said the timber and real estate firm had been "approached by multiple parties interested in merging with or acquiring" the company.

US Chamber, French Hill: Less Regulation Will Boost Economic Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/21/2017 04:43 pm

French Hill and a U.S. Chamber representative say the economy is growing too slowly because regulations designed for international financial institutions have been imposed on community institutions.

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