Tagged: simmons first national corp.

Bank of the Ozarks Move Slices Reporting Obligations to Fed

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

When Bank of the Ozarks absorbed its parent company in June, the $20 billion-asset lender shed itself of two regulators.

The Influencers: George Makris of Simmons First National Corp.

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris still doesn’t consider himself much of a banker, but he’s a fast learner.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

As Marijuana Industry Beckons, Banks Just Say No

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

On one side is a new industry desperately needing local banking services. On the other side are bankers salivating at potential deposits and fee revenue. Between them is a federal government that outlaws marijuana.

Simmons First Reports 2Q Net Income of $23.1M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/19/2017 4:13 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports second-quarter net income of $23.1 million, up slightly from $22.9 million for the same quarter of last year.

Simmons First Names Susan Lanigan New Board Member

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2017 10:24 am

Simmons First National Corp. on Friday named Susan S. Lanigan of Nashville, Tennessee, to its board of directors.

Simmons First Completes Purchase of Tennessee Bank

by Lance Turner 5/15/2017 3:07 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff completes its acquisition of Hardeman County Investment Co. Inc. of Jackson, Tennessee.

Simmons First Not Cooling Its Jets

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. purchased a second jet last fall, a 1997 Dassault Falcon 2000, but don’t expect a fleet.

Ryan Watley Named CEO of Go Forward Pine Bluff

by Lance Turner 5/1/2017 11:05 am

Ryan Watley is named CEO-elect of Go Forward Pine Bluff, a volunteer group backed by Simmons First National Corp. that aims to stop the city's population decline and bolster its tax base.

Simmons Drops Banquet; Home BancShares Adds Board Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp.’s annual banquet at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, catered by the Pine Bluff Country Club and often featuring background music by the Pine Bluff High School symphony, is no more.

The Latest Chance for Pine Bluff (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Pine Bluff has never lacked for boosters, but there must be more than sentimental nostalgia for a once-great city to create real, sustainable growth.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

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.