Tagged: george makris

Simmons First 2Q Net Income Up 132 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2018 9:24 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Monday announced record net income of $53.6 million, up 132 percent from the same quarter last year.

Simmons Bank Donates Record $2.5M to UAPB Athletics

by Todd Traub 5/22/2018 4:35 pm

A record $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff athletic program means short-term cosmetic improvements and, hopefully, a long-term competitive edge, officials and coaches said Tuesday.

Simmons Bank Gives $2.5M to UAPB for Athletics

by Lance Turner 5/22/2018 11:44 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris this morning announced a $2.5 million donation to the athletics program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Stock Awards Boost Comp for Simmons First Executives

by George Waldon 3/15/2018 2:44 pm

Compensation increased for two of the most highly paid executives at Pine Bluff's Simmons First National Corp.

Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant Alive

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Roger Williams’ vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it’s not happening quicker.

Southwest Bank in Texas Now Operating Under Simmons Banner

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2018 11:23 am

Simmons First National Corp of Pine Bluff said Tuesday that it completed the merger of its subsidiary, Southwest Bank of Fort Worth, Texas, with its main banking subsidiary, Simmons Bank.

Simmons First Post 4Q Profit Decline But Assets Grow

by Lance Turner 1/23/2018 11:11 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Monday reported a 30 percent decline in fourth-quarter net income, as merger expenses, a one-time tax adjustment and other factors ate into profit.

Simmons First Declares Stock Split

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2018 10:49 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday said its board of directors approved a two-for-one stock split in the form of a 100 percent stock dividend.

Tracing Path to Big Buys by Simmons Bank

by George Waldon 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Here's a look at some highlights along the path traveled by Simmons First National Corp. to bring two of its biggest deals home and grow the bank holding company into a $14 billion-asset concern.

Bank of the Ozarks Move Slices Reporting Obligations to Fed

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

When Bank of the Ozarks absorbed its parent company in June, the $20 billion-asset lender shed itself of two regulators.

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.