Bank of the Ozarks News & Insights Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

05 Sep 2017

Houston – Emerging Stronger Together

As you all might imagine, it has been a tough two weeks in Houston and for the Texas Gulf Coast. We have been living in an extraordinarily trying environment for ourselves, our families, colleagues and neighbors. The 50 inches of rainfall was the highest recorded in the history of Texas and every watershed in this […]

03 Aug 2017

Bank of the Ozarks Named Nation’s Top Performing Bank for Seventh Consecutive Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has been named the top performing bank in the nation in its asset size category by Bank Director magazine. This is the bank’s fifth consecutive year to be recognized by Bank Director, and it marks eleven times in seven consecutive years that national organizations have named Bank […]

26 Jul 2017

Celebration and Media Highlights from the Nasdaq Listing 20th Anniversary

  This past week has been a lot of fun celebrating Bank of the Ozarks’ 20th anniversary as a public company listed on the Nasdaq. We remain grateful to those who have walked this path with us, thankful for the opportunities and energized for the next 20 years! Here’s a compendium of celebration and media […]

25 Jul 2017

Arkansas Business Shines a Spotlight on Bank of the Ozarks

In the weekly edition (July 24), Arkansas Business published a front cover profile of Bank of the Ozarks, highlighting many of our achievements during our 20 years as a public company and our focus on the future. We share the article, with permission, for you to enjoy.  

20 Jul 2017

Bank of the Ozarks Growth Over 20 Years as a Public Company

Nasdaq crafted this great infographic highlighting Bank of the Ozarks growth across multiple key metrics over the 20 years we have been listed as a public company. Check it out:

19 Jul 2017

Check Out Our Ad in The Wall Street Journal

Yesterday, we celebrated our 20th anniversary as a publicly listed company on Nasdaq. The Wall Street Journal ran this great ad that showcases this relationship and why we have been ranked #1 for seven consecutive years. This combination of hard work, excellent teamwork, expertise and great technology summarizes nicely our success formula. You can click […]