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Former MNB CEO Lunsford Bridges Now Consulting for Simmons

by Jan Cottingham 1/27/2014 5:02 pm

Lunsford Bridges, long-time president and CEO of Metropolitan Bank, is now consulting for Simmons First National Bank, which acquired Metropolitan last year, in a "supervisory role."

Metropolitan Bank Posts 4th Consecutive Quarterly Profit

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2013 4:37 pm

Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock, which is set to be acquired by Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff in December, announces a third-quarter profit of $1.59 million.

What's Next in the Simmons First Play for Metropolitan National Bank?

by Lance Turner and Gwen Moritz 9/10/2013 10:30 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has submitted the winning bid to purchase Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock. So what's next in this historic banking deal?

Susie Smith Testimony Recounts Trials, Tribulations at Metropolitan National Bank

by George Waldon 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Perhaps no one can appreciate the battle to save Metropolitan National Bank more than Susie Smith, Metropolitan’s senior executive vice president, COO and CFO. Her testimony at a July 26 hearing in Little Rock’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court offers a glimpse inside the embattled, former $1.8 billion-asset lender.

Metropolitan Posts Second Consecutive Quarterly Profit

by Gwen Moritz 4/26/2013 3:43 pm

Metropolitan National Bank had net income of $662,000 in the first quarter of 2013 following a profit of $761,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Broe Group Invests Cash In Arkansas Loans, More

by George Waldon 3/11/2013 12:00 am

The Broe Group of Denver dipped its considerable toe in the state when Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock sold assets to raise cash and tidy its balance sheet.

Metropolitan National Bank Shows $1.24 Million Quarterly Loss

by George Waldon 10/26/2012 4:27 pm

Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock reports a quarterly loss of $1.24 million.

Jim's Notebook: Controversy a Must for Touchdown Club Speakers, Starting With Mike Leach

by Jim Harris 8/24/2010 2:28 pm

If Little Rock Touchdown Club founder David Bazzel ever placed a want-ad for his Monday speakers in football season, one requirement for at least a third of them might be: Must be controversial. So, bring in former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach to kick off the luncheon schedule on Aug. 30.

Fatal Robbery Puts Bankers on Notice

by Mark Friedman 2/19/2007 12:00 am

The bank robbery at Metropolitan National Bank's branch that killed a teller on Dec. 23 was one of 51 bank heists in Arkansas in 2006, marking the highest number of hold ups in at least five years.