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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 05:05 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 04:51 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 05:45 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 04:12 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 05:20 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.

George Gleason's 2012 Salary Tops $1.2M

by George Waldon 3/11/2013 10:53 am

George Gleason, chairman and chief executive officer of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc., receives a 15.3 percent raise that boosts his salary to more than $1.2 million.

Bank of the Ozarks Earnings Up for 4Q, Down for 2012

by George Waldon 1/16/2013 06:06 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. announced Wednesday a 17.6 percent gain in profits during the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings improved to $20.7 million for the quarter ending Dec. 31 compared to $17.6 million in 2011.

George Gleason Adds to Residential Spread with $2.6M Purchase

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2012 12:00 am

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks Inc., expands his west Little Rock holdings with a $2.67 million, 102-acre purchase.