Tagged: george makris

Simmons First 3Q Earnings Up 27 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/23/2014 8:57 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports third-quarter earnings of $8.8 million, or 52 cents per share, up 27 percent from $6.9 million, or 43 cents per share, during the same quarter last year. Simmons also reported “core earnings” of $10.7 million, up 45 percent from the same quarter last year.

Simmons’ Deal for Delta Trust: 3 Years Coming

by George Waldon 9/1/2014 12:00 am

The acquisition of Little Rock’s Delta Trust & Banking Corp. by Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff was announced in March and should be completed by the end of the month. But the merger dance began three years ago.

Layoffs, Branch Closures Firming Up as Simmons Readies To Close on Delta Trust

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Some employees of Delta Trust & Bank were given notice last week that they might not be with the company after it is acquired by Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff next month.

Simmons First National 2Q Profit Up 50 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/17/2014 9:10 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports a 50 percent rise in second-quarter profit, part of what CEO George Makris called a "landmark quarter" for the fast-growing financial holding company.

Get Tickets for Arkansas Business Power Breakfast Panel on Boards of Directors

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/25/2014 4:29 pm

Arkansas Business presents a new event series called Power Breakfast. This program features experts who will share strategies for building an effective board of directors and being an impactful board member. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

Simmons First 1Q Profit Down 27 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/17/2014 11:33 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported a 27 percent decline in first-quarter profit but said "core earnings," which exclude one-time costs related to its purchase of Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock, rose compared to the same quarter last year.

Simmons First to Buy Delta Trust for $66M

by Mark Friedman and Lance Turner 3/24/2014 3:45 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff is buying privately held Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock, the pair announced Monday. Simmons CEO George Makris says the $66 million deal will allow it to expand its Simmons Trust services.

Simmons First Execs See Compensation Boosts

by George Waldon 3/18/2014 10:59 am

Three of the five top executives at Simmons First National Corp. enjoyed double-digit gains in their compensation packages during 2013.

Simmons First Announces Plans to Combine Bank Charters

by Lance Turner 3/5/2014 4:24 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff says it will collapse its six state bank charters into its flagship Pine Bluff charter, Simmons First National Bank. The company expects the move save money and increase efficiency.

Metropolitan Merger Expense Weighs On Simmons First Earnings

by Lance Turner 1/23/2014 8:38 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports a decline in year-over-year fourth-quarter profit. But without one-time expenses related to its Metropolitan Bank merger, core earnings were up 7 percent.

CORRECTED: Simmons First 2Q Earnings Flat

by Lance Turner 7/18/2013 8:11 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announces second-quarter net income of $6.6 million, up less than 1 percent from the same period in 2012.

Simmons First Announces New Foundation Led by Tommy May

by Gwen Moritz 4/17/2013 9:57 am

Simmons First National Corp. shareholders speeded through routine business at the annual meeting Tuesday night to concentrate on the upcoming changing of the guard.