Tagged: johnny allison

Kidnapped! Johnny Allison Describes Shocking Incident That Changed His Life

by John Haman and David Smith 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Johnny Allison, the manufactured-home magnate who apparently was kidnapped June 5 by escaped convict James Avery Slack and escaped by crashing his car into a dump truck, spoke to Arkansas Business about the ordeal after returning home to Conway last week.

Compensation Unchanged for Most Home BancShares Execs

by George Waldon 3/4/2014 03:38 pm

The 2013 compensation packages among the five top executives at Home BancShares Inc. of Conway didn't grow except for one: Tracy French, regional president of Centennial Bank, was awarded an 18 percent increase.

Johnny Allison's Mardi Gras, Moon Pie Memories in Mobile with ASU Win

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2014 12:00 am

Johnny Allison, chairman of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, didn't exactly confirm the dollar amount supplied by a tipster. He didn't exactly deny it either.

$100 Million-Plus Deals Dominate Biggest Deals of 2013 List

by Gwen Moritz 1/20/2014 12:00 am

The number of high-value mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas — those believed to be worth $9 million or more — dropped in 2013 to 73 compared with 80 in 2012. But the number of really high-value deals — those worth $100 million or more — jumped from 14 in 2012 to 26 in 2013.

Johnny Allison Among Magazine's Community Bankers of the Year

by Lance Turner 11/21/2013 10:51 am

Johnny Allison, chairman of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, is one of three honored as "Community Bankers of the Year" by American Banker, one of the financial services industry's top trade publications.

Home BancShares Completes Purchase of Liberty Bank

by Lance Turner 10/23/2013 05:03 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway has completed its previously announced purchase of Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro, the parent company of Liberty Bank of Arkansas.

Home BancShares 3Q Net Income, Another Record, Up 14 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/17/2013 08:17 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company of Centennial Bank, says third-quarter net income reached another quarterly record at $18.4 million, up 14 percent from the same quarter last year.

Fellow Bankers Tell Home BancShares' Johnny Allison: Go Bigger

by Lance Turner 9/20/2013 01:46 pm

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison gets some friendly advice while appearing on a panel of bankers at the RBC Capital Markets' Financial Institutions Conference in Boston this week.

Federal Reserve, State Bank Board OK Home BancShares, Liberty Deal

by Lance Turner 9/3/2013 03:28 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway says its previously announced $280 million merger with Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro has been approved by the Federal Reserve Board and the Arkansas State Bank Board.

Wallace Fowler Calls Liberty Bank Years ‘Wonderful'

by George Waldon 7/22/2013 12:00 am

“Have you had enough? Are you ready to sell?” Johnny Allison's friendly annual query of his friend and business mentor Wallace Fowler finally found a warm reception this year. That led to the $280 million sale of Liberty Bank to Home BancShares Inc. -- the largest in-state bank transaction in Arkansas history.

Home BancShares Reports Record Earnings; Results Up 14 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/18/2013 08:17 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports record second-quarter net income, which reached $17.7 million or 31 cents diluted earnings per common share.

Cash-Stock Combo Offers Liberty Bank Stockholders Quick Reward

by George Waldon 7/1/2013 12:00 am

The combination of cash and stock in the proposed $280 million buyout of Liberty Bancshares offers stockholders in the Jonesboro bank holding company immediate reward and tax-deferred possibilities.

Video: Johnny Allison, Wallace Fowler on the Home BancShares, Liberty Deal

by Lance Turner 6/26/2013 07:21 am

A quick video interview with Home BancShares Chairman Johnny Allison and Liberty Bank Chairman Wallace Fowler, who spoke to Arkansas Business at a news conference announcing their merger.

Johnny Allison: Home BancShares, Liberty Deal Marks 'Day of History in Arkansas'

by George Waldon 6/25/2013 04:31 pm

The purchase agreement to acquire Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro by Home BancShares Inc. represents the largest in-state banking transaction in Arkansas history.

Update: Home BancShares To Buy Liberty Bank for $280 Million

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 6/25/2013 03:16 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway announced the signing of a definitive agreement worth $280 million for Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro to merge into HOMB.

Home BancShares Announces Stock Split, Quarterly Dividend Hike

by Gwen Moritz 4/19/2013 08:20 am

Chairman John Allison had a couple of surprises for shareholders who attended Home BancShares Inc.'s annual meeting in Conway Thursday night: Their stock will be split 2-for-1 on May 22, and their quarterly dividend will be increased from 13 cents to 15 cents per share.

Home BancShares' 1Q Profit Up 21 Percent to $17.5M

by Lance Turner 4/18/2013 08:19 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway on reports first-quarter net income of $17.5 million, up 21 percent from $14.5 million during the same quarter last year.

Home BancShares Execs See Bigger Bonuses, Stock Options

by George Waldon 3/6/2013 07:22 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway releases its 2013 proxy statement, showing that executives cashed in on bigger bonuses and stock options.

Arkansas Business: Best Quotes of 2012

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

From John L. Smith's pep talk to reporters to U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson's withering remarks to out-of-line prosecutors, they said it all in 2012.

Centennial, Bank of Ozarks See Gold in Southeastern Expansion

by George Waldon 11/5/2012 12:00 am

Southeastern moves have taken two of the largest banks in Arkansas to new heights. Largely fueled by FDIC-assisted transactions, Conway's Centennial Bank and Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks have carved out sizable expansions in Florida and Georgia.