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The Influencers: George Makris of Simmons First National Corp.

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris still doesn’t consider himself much of a banker, but he’s a fast learner.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

As Marijuana Industry Beckons, Banks Just Say No

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

On one side is a new industry desperately needing local banking services. On the other side are bankers salivating at potential deposits and fee revenue. Between them is a federal government that outlaws marijuana.

Simmons First Completes Purchase of Tennessee Bank

by Lance Turner 5/15/2017 3:07 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff completes its acquisition of Hardeman County Investment Co. Inc. of Jackson, Tennessee.

Simmons First Not Cooling Its Jets

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. purchased a second jet last fall, a 1997 Dassault Falcon 2000, but don’t expect a fleet.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Down 6 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/19/2017 3:56 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports first-quarter net income of $22.1 million, down 6 percent from the same quarter last year.

Most Simmons First Executives See Pay Drop in 2016

by George Waldon 3/15/2017 8:28 am

George Makris Jr., 60, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp., received total compensation of more than $2.4 million during 2016 — almost 22.4 percent lower than 2015.

Simmons, Home BancShares Set To Vault Into $10B Club

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas membership in the $10 billion bank club should double by the end of September. Home BancShares Inc. and Simmons First National Corp. have two pending acquisitions that will help take them beyond $10 billion to join Arvest Bank Group Inc. and Bank of the Ozarks Inc.

Election Effect Boosts Arkansas Banks

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. and Home BancShares Inc. were among those companies enjoying sizable stock price bumps during the past two months.

Simmons First 3Q Net Income Up 8 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/20/2016 11:12 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $23.4 million, up 8 percent from the same quarter last year.

Simmons First Completes Acquisition of Tennessee Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2016 3:27 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff completes its previously announced acquisition of Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee. The move lifts Simmons First to $8.1 billion in assets and expand Simmons' footprint further east into Tennessee.

Simmons First 2Q Net Income Up 14 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/21/2016 7:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announces second-quarter net income of $22.9 million, up 14 percent from the same quarter last year, as the company continued to integrate recent acquisitions.

Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant 'Not a Risky Project’

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Tell Roger Williams that a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel near Pine Bluff sounds too good to be true, and he’ll turn to history, engineering and finance to argue it’s too good not to be.

Energy Security Partners Land Dealings Began in 2015

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2016 12:00 am

In pursuing plans for a natural gas-to-liquid fuel production facility, Energy Security Partners of Little Rock spent more than a year securing the land for its likely plant site in northern Jefferson County.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Up 170 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/21/2016 10:27 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $23.5 million, up 170 percent from $8.7 million in the same quarter last year.

Makris: Simmons First Looking at Nearby States for Expansion

by Gwen Moritz 4/20/2016 10:31 am

Simmons First National Corp., having moved into Tennessee and expanded its presence in Missouri and Kansas, is now casting eyes on more neighboring states, CEO George Makris Jr. said Tuesday night.

Despite First Steps, ESP's Jefferson County Fuel Factory Not Set in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Jefferson County taxpayers have picked up the tab for nearly $3 million worth of land, and Energy Security Partners has signed a lease, but the plant site is still not quite a done deal, according to CEO Roger Williams.

Big Stipulations from Energy Security Partners Gets Cheap Lease on Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

So how do you get a 10-year lease on a big chunk of land and pay just $10 a year in rent? If the $100 deal between Energy Security Partners LLC and the Economic Development Corp. of Jefferson County is any indication, you have to make some big promises.

Energy Security Partners Signs Land Lease for Jefferson County Fuel Plant

by Kyle Massey 4/4/2016 1:04 pm

A site near Pine Bluff has won the competition to become home to a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel, economic development officials say.

Proxy Shows Compensation Boost for George Makris in 2015

by George Waldon 3/17/2016 10:49 am

The annual compensation of the top executive at Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff doubled last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Monday.

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