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19 Apr 2018

We’ve Been Named the Top Performing Bank in Our Asset Size for the Eighth Year Running!

We are excited to announce that Bank of the Ozarks has been named the nation’s best performing bank in our asset size category by S&P Global Market Intelligence ranking of regional banks for 2017. This marks the 12th time we’ve received a “Top Performing” honor in the past 8 years by multiple publications including S&P […]

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12 Apr 2018

Bank of the Ozarks Announces First Quarter 2018 Earnings

Today, Bank of the Ozarks  announced earnings for the first quarter of 2018 net income was $113.1 million, a 26.9% increase from $89.2 million for the first quarter of 2017. George Gleason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very pleased to report our excellent results for the first quarter of 2018, including record net […]

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15 Mar 2018

Coming Soon: Bank OZK

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK) announced today that it intends to change its name to Bank OZK as part of a strategic rebranding.  The bank has proposed the name change in its proxy materials for the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders to be held on May 7, 2018. Bank of the Ozarks’ presence and […]

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08 Mar 2018

OZRK Labs Named Best Fintech to Work for by American Banker for 2018

This week, OZRK Labs, a division of Bank of the Ozarks, was named 1 of the 20 best Fintechs to work for by American Banker. Located in St Petersburg, Florida, OZRK Labs plays an integral strategic role developing next generation tools that make banking convenient, fun and secure. It is a full-fledged technology laboratory within […]

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16 Jan 2018

Bank of the Ozarks Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings

Bank of the Ozarks  announced in the press release that net income for the fourth quarter of 2017 was a record $146.2 million, a 66.5% increase from $87.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. For the full year of 2017, net income was a record $421.9 million, a 56.3% increase from net income of […]

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02 Jan 2018

Bank of the Ozarks Announces Investment in Employees

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK) (the “Company”) announced today that the Personnel and Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors has approved the creation of an annual cash-based incentive bonus plan for hourly employees and certain other employees not currently covered by existing bonus plans.  Executive officers and other members of senior management are […]

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05 Dec 2017

Bank of the Ozarks Provides $50,000 to Accion in Florida for Small Businesses Hurt by Hurricane Irma

Bank of the Ozarks has awarded Accion in Florida a $50,000 grant to assist small businesses in Florida hurt by Hurricane Irma. The funds will be used to expedite loans, primarily to low-to-moderate-income small business owners in South, Central and North Florida where Hurricane Irma’s devastation was the greatest and where Accion has relief efforts […]

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10 Nov 2017

Bank of the Ozarks Named Best Bank in North Carolina by MONEY Magazine

Bank of the Ozarks has been selected by MONEY magazine as the best bank in North Carolina for 2017 according to the magazine’s annual Best Banks in America. Selections were made by the magazine based on fees, interest rates and account requirements for checking and savings accounts. MONEY compared more than 800 accounts and 18,000 data […]

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11 Oct 2017

Bank of the Ozarks Announces Record Third Quarter 2017 Income

Bank of the Ozarks announced that net income for the 3rd quarter of 2017 was a record $96.0 million, a 26.3% increase compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016. In the press release George Gleason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are pleased to report another quarter of great results, including record net income […]

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10 Oct 2017

Bank of the Ozarks Board of Director Paula Cholmondeley Named Savoy Magazine 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

Paula Cholmondeley has been recognized by Savoy magazine as one of their 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.  Cholmondeley has served as a member of Bank of the Ozarks Board of Directors since May 2016 and serves on the Board’s Compensation Committee and CRA and Fair Lending Committee. The Savoy list recognizes African-American achievers, influencers and executives […]

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28 Sep 2017

Lance Sexton Joins Bank of the Ozarks as EVP, Regional Government Guaranteed Loan Specialist

Lance Sexton has joined Bank of the Ozarks as Executive Vice President, Regional Government Guaranteed Loan Specialist. He will be based at Bank of the Ozarks’ Springdale Office at 2773 West Sunset Avenue. Sexton has 30 years of experience in the origination, servicing and liquidation of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans; ten years of experience […]

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20 Sep 2017

Bank of the Ozarks Announces New Company Headquarters in Little Rock

George Gleason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, on Tuesday joined Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola in the Governor’s Conference Room at the State Capitol to formally announce the bank’s plans to build a new 247,000 square foot corporate headquarters building in Little Rock. The bank has acquired a 44 acre […]

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