Tagged: george makris

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.

Simmons Bank to Lead Conference on Declining Delta Population

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2016 4:08 pm

Simmons Bank will sponsor "The Arkansas Delta: Why It Still Matters," a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta region.

Firm Led by Clark, Slater Eye Jefferson County for $3B Energy Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2016 11:44 am

An energy company led by retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater is considering Jefferson County among possible sites for a $3 billion natural gas-to-liquid plant.

Simmons First 4Q Net Income Up 90 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2016 11:57 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $23.9 million, up 90 percent from $12.6 million it reported in the same quarter last year.

Simmons First Unveils Plan to Move Pine Bluff Forward

by Mark Carter 11/23/2015 5:03 pm

Simmons First National Corp. is leading a coalition of civic, business and government leaders in Pine Bluff in an initiative called "Go Forward Pine Bluff" designed to invigorate the city and grow its tax base. The bank will fund the effort through its Simmons First Foundation.

With No Pending Acquisitions, Simmons Execs Enjoy Bank Holiday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

With no bank conversions on the docket, Simmons First National executives are taking a quick breather.

Simmons First 3Q Net Income Up 145 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/22/2015 8:27 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported third quarter net income of $21.6 million, up 145 percent from $8.8 million in the same quarter last year.

Simmons First 2Q Net Income Up 102 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/23/2015 8:50 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports second-quarter net income of $20 million, up 102 percent from $9.9 million in the same quarter last year. During the quarter, the company made its third acquisition in Springfield, Missouri.

Simmons Bank Names New VP Chris Dunn

by Alexis Crowe 7/6/2015 9:11 am

Chris Dunn has joined Simmons First National Corp. as executive vice president for regulatory affairs and risk strategy.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Up 97 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/23/2015 10:10 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday said first-quarter net income nearly doubled from the same quarter last year.