Tagged: liberty bank of arkansas

Bank OREO Adds Up In Washington County

by George Waldon 1/27/2014 12:00 am

The roster of land, homes and buildings in Washington County recovered from bad loans (known as Other Real Estate Owned) has shrunk for some and grown for others through acquisition.

Former Liberty President John Freeman Moves to Evolve Bank & Trust

by George Waldon 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Leadership at Jonesboro’s Liberty Bank of Arkansas was put in play by the recent sale to Home BancShares Inc. of Conway. John Freeman, Liberty’s former president, recently landed at Evolve Bank & Trust of West Memphis.

Home BancShares Completes Purchase of Liberty Bank

by Lance Turner 10/23/2013 5:03 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 8:17 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.

HOMB Proxy: Top Liberty Execs To Receive Severance of Up to $1.9 Million

by Lance Turner 10/9/2013 11:07 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway files a proxy statement ahead of a shareholders vote to approve its $280 million merger with Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro.

Statewide Bank Deposits Dip Slightly, New FDIC Report Shows

by Gwen Moritz 10/2/2013 9:09 am

Bank deposits in Arkansas declined by about a half-percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, according to the annual summary of deposits released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Total deposits statewide dropped back to $53.1 billion, down $267.6 million in a year.

Justin Cobb Charged With Robbing Liberty Bank

by Mark Friedman 9/23/2013 12:00 am

A 21-year-old man has been charged with robbing a Jonesboro branch of Liberty Bank of Arkansas in April.

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

by Lance Turner 9/3/2013 3:28 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 8:17 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.

Davy Carter Named Regional President of Centennial Bank, Will Oversee Liberty Bank Deal

by Lance Turner 7/9/2013 8:04 am

Centennial Bank, a subsidiary of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, names Davy Carter as regional president, with duties and responsibilities that include overseeing the company's acquisition of Liberty Bank of Arkansas Inc. of Jonesboro.

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: Home BancShares, Martha Shoffner and Paula Deen in Your Week in Review

by Lance Turner 6/29/2013 8:52 am

Home BancShares' historic deal, the end of Wal-Mart's deal with Paula Deen, no deal for Martha Shoffner, and a bad deal for workers at Nordex in Jonesboro. Here's your "Arkansas Business-THV 11 News Week in Review."

Here Are 3 Arkansas Bank Deals Bigger Than Home BancShares-Liberty Bank

by Lance Turner 6/26/2013 4:00 pm

On THV 11 News This Morning on Tuesday, Bob Birch of Home BancShares said the Home BancShares deal to buy Liberty Bank was the fourth-biggest interstate bank deal Arkansas has seen. Here's the three deals at that are bigger.

Video: Bob Birch, Wallace Fowler & John Allison on THV 11 News, KAIT 8

by Lance Turner 6/26/2013 1:55 pm

Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News talks to Bob Birch of Centennial Bank about the Home BancShares Inc. deal for Liberty Bank of Arkansas Inc.

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

by Lance Turner 6/26/2013 7:21 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 4:31 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 3:16 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.

Highlights From Wallace Fowler's Path to Liberty Bank

by George Waldon 6/25/2013 12:13 pm

The sale of Jonesboro's Liberty Bancshares Inc. to Home BancShares Inc. of Conway caps a 31-year run in banking for Wallace Fowler, the chairman, CEO and leading shareholder of Liberty. Here are some highlights.

Benton County Residential OREO Sampler

by George Waldon 6/24/2013 12:00 am

A bank-by-bank look at some of the Other Real Estate Owned properties in Benton County, which includes residential lots and undeveloped acreage.