Tagged: george makris

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.

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.