Tagged: simmons first national corp.

Simmons to Buy Fort Worth Bank in Third Deal Since November

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 5:06 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced Monday a $462 million cash-and-stock deal to acquire First Texas BHC Inc. of Fort Worth and its $2 billion-asset subsidiary Southwest Bank. "We now have the opportunity to substantially grow our presence in the Fort Worth metropolitan area by joining with one of the best run, most respected financial organizations in Texas," Makris said.

Simmons First Names Jerry Hunter, Mindy West to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 9:37 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced Friday the addition of Jerry M. Hunter of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mindy West of El Dorado to its board of directors.

Simmons First Eyes Downtown Acxiom Building in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

If Simmons First National Corp. moves forward with an acquisition, it would facilitate the consolidation of about 200 staffers scattered around town.

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 Deal to Enter Oklahoma Will Push Total Assets Above $10B

by George Waldon 12/14/2016 4:42 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced its intention to enter the Oklahoma market by acquiring Southwest Bancorp Inc. of Stillwater in a $564 million deal that will push its total assets above $10 billion.

Speculation Brimming Over Potential Sale of Acxiom Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff could be buying the Acxiom Corp. building in downtown Little Rock.

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.

Simmons First Completes Acquisition of Tennessee Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2016 3:27 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff completes its previously announced acquisition of Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee. The move lifts Simmons First to $8.1 billion in assets and expand Simmons' footprint further east into Tennessee.

Johnny Allison Plays Market for Gains After Brexit 'Bank Sale'

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

The U.K.’s June 23 vote to leave the European Union, which sent a brief shockwave through the U.S. stock market, presented Home BancShares Inc. CEO Johnny Allison with an opportunity to do some bank investing.

Simmons First to Buy Citizens National Bank of Athens In Deal Worth $77M

by Lance Turner 5/18/2016 3:35 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff said Wednesday that it agreed to purchase Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee, in a deal valued at $77 million.

Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

by Gwen Moritz 5/9/2016 12:00 am

For women in Arkansas’ banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality.

Desperately Seeking Ms. Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/9/2016 12:00 am

If there are 23 men who are ideally suited to serve on the boards of Simmons First National Corp. and Home BancShares Inc., surely there is more than one woman who would be equally valuable.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Up 170 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/21/2016 10:27 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $23.5 million, up 170 percent from $8.7 million in the same quarter last year.

Despite First Steps, ESP's Jefferson County Fuel Factory Not Set in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Jefferson County taxpayers have picked up the tab for nearly $3 million worth of land, and Energy Security Partners has signed a lease, but the plant site is still not quite a done deal, according to CEO Roger Williams.

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.

Caroline Morgan Ford Named New Executive Director of Wolfe Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The Wolfe Street Foundation board of directors has named Caroline Morgan Ford the new executive director of the foundation after a regional search conducted upon the resignation of Markey Ford, longtime executive director (and no relation to Caroline Ford).

Simmons First Moves to State Charter

by Lance Turner 3/31/2016 3:26 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced Thursday that, effective today, its bank subsidiary will convert from a national banking association to a state-chartered bank.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Banking & Finance

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A banking and finance resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

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.