Simmons First to Buy St. Louis Area Bank for $172M by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 11/13/2018 04:12 pm Updated 6 months ago Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, the holding company for Simmons Bank, announces a deal to buy Reliance Bancshares Inc. in the St. Louis suburb of Des Peres, Missouri, for $172 million. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.