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Take It From George (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/24/2014 12:00 am

One of the mysteries of life is why people refuse to take action that would directly benefit them. Call it the “own worst enemy” syndrome.

Bank of the Ozarks 3Q Net Income Up 21 Percent

by George Waldon 10/15/2014 12:32 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock announced net income for the third quarter grew by 21.3 percent to $32.1 million. Profits were backed by record quarterly net interest income of $74.6 million, a 47.4 percent increase from a year ago.

Bank of the Ozarks Acquires Intervest Bancshares Corp. In $228.5M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2014 8:41 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc of Little Rock announces a $228.5 million deal to acquire Intervest Bancshares Corp. and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Intervest National Bank.

Bank of the Ozarks Investment Pays Off for High School Graduate

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

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.

George Gleason Casts An Eye Back to Record Profits

by George Waldon 5/20/2014 9:18 am

George Gleason likes where Bank of the Ozarks Inc. is heading and believes the $6.8 billion-plus asset concern is tracking back toward its record-setting path.

Bank of the Ozarks Expands Board to 15 Members

by George Waldon 5/19/2014 11:19 am

Greg McKinney, Bank of the Ozarks' chief financial officer and chief accounting officer, is elected to the firm's board of directors during its annual shareholders' meeting. The 45-year-old executive joined the company in 2003.

Summit's CEO Ross Whipple To Plant Big Stake in Bank of the Ozarks After Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

When the acquisition of Summit Bancorp is completed later this month, Ross Whipple also will become one of the largest shareholders at Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock.

Bank of the Ozark's $216M Acquisition Nears Its Summit

by George Waldon 5/12/2014 12:00 am

The pending acquisition of Summit Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia by Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock is heading into the station. Since the Jan. 30 announcement, the approval process has moved at a rapid clip.

George Gleason Receives LR Rotary Club Award

by Lee Hogan 5/6/2014 2:48 pm

George Gleason, chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Bank of the Ozarks Inc., was honored Tuesday afternoon by the Rotary Club of Little Rock as the 2014 honoree of the Business & Professional Leader of the Year Award.

George Gleason II: The Wizard of Ozark Bankshares

by George Waldon 3/31/2014 12:00 am

When a restless George Gleason II turned his energies from securities law at the Rose Law Firm toward banking, he also met the familiar face of success. Working with business veteran Carl Holt and a young staff, he built the Bank of Ozark with 35 employees and total assets of $28 million into today’s Ozark Bankshares Inc., with more than 100 employees and assets totaling $150 million.

Bank of the Ozarks Completes Purchase of Texas Bank

by Lance Turner 3/5/2014 5:05 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock completes its acquisition of Omnibank parent Bancshares Inc., a $301 million-asset holding company based in Houston.

OZRK CEO George Gleason's Pay, Options Exceed $8M in 2013

by Gwen Moritz 2/26/2014 11:08 am

George Gleason, chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Bank of the Ozarks Inc., was paid $4.3 million in total compensation last year and realized an additional $3.8 million by exercising stock options.

Whirlwind Romance Leads to Corporate Union of Summit Bank, Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 2/10/2014 12:00 am

The way Ross Whipple and George Gleason described it, the courting process between Summit Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia and Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock was abbreviated.

Update: Bank of the Ozarks to Buy Summit Bancorp for $216M

by George Waldon and Lance Turner 1/30/2014 4:51 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock announces a $216 million deal to buy Summit Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia, continuing a streak of Arkansas bank mergers that began last year. The deal will also be the second big bank transaction for Summit CEO Ross Whipple, who sold Horizon Bancorp Inc. in 1998 for 3.2 times book value.

4Q Profit Up 18 Percent at Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 1/16/2014 5:45 pm

Net income at the Little Rock bank holding company was up by 13.1 percent during 2013.

Bank of the Ozarks To Buy Texas Bank for $23 Million

by George Waldon 12/9/2013 4:12 pm

The cash purchase of Bancshares Inc., parent company of Omnibank, will expand the Texas footprint of Bank of the Ozarks in the Houston and Austin area markets.

Johnny Allison Among Magazine's Community Bankers of the Year

by Lance Turner 11/21/2013 10:51 am

Johnny Allison, chairman of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, is one of three honored as "Community Bankers of the Year" by American Banker, one of the financial services industry's top trade publications.

Bank of the Ozarks 3Q Net Income Up 16 Percent to $22.4M

by Lance Turner 10/10/2013 5:20 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock announces third-quarter net income of $22.4 million, up 16 percent from $19.3 million during the same quarter last year.

Bank of the Ozarks Shareholders Like George Gleason Show

by George Waldon 4/29/2013 12:00 am

His skills with PowerPoint may be rusty, but Bank of the Ozarks chairman and CEO George Gleason's ability to lead Bank of the Ozarks to record earnings in 14 of the past 16 years helps build a mountain of goodwill.

George Gleason: Bank Still A Player for FDIC-Assisted Deals

by George Waldon 4/15/2013 11:31 am

George Gleason says the company remains a player in bidding on FDIC-assisted acquisitions although efforts during 2012 proved unsuccessful.