Bank of the Ozarks Investment Pays Off for High School Graduate

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Little Rock’s Bank of the Ozarks Inc., shared an anecdote during the company’s recent annual shareholders meeting. It began a decade ago.

An 8-year-old who inherited $9,000 from her grandmother took a shine to BOZ after hearing about the company.

The youngster resisted her dad’s advice to diversify her investment over the years: “No, dad. I’m sticking with Ozarks.”

Her holdings are worth some $258,000 as she heads to college.

“Stories like this add a great deal of weight to what we do here,” Gleason said.