What's Next in the Simmons First Play for Metropolitan National Bank? by Lance Turner and Gwen Moritz Posted 9/10/2013 10:30 am Updated 4 years ago Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has submitted the winning bid to purchase Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock. So what's next in this historic banking deal? Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.