Bank OZK #1 in Bank Director’s 2021 Performance Powerhouse Study

Bank Director has ranked Bank OZK as the #1 bank in their 2021 RankingBanking Performance Powerhouse Study. It’s a tremendous honor to be considered the best “well-rounded” bank in the nation, and to be recognized for delivering our shareholders the highest return of any U.S. public bank over a 20-year period.

Bank Director evaluated all U.S. public banks over a 20-year period. Twenty banks creating the highest long-term shareholder value were evaluated on ten categories described as key components of a well-rounded bank:

Bank OZK outscored every bank in the study, with a #1 ranking!

“Bank Director’s study naming Bank OZK as the industry’s best performer over two decades is a testament to our steadfast strategic focus on long-term results for our shareholders and for our customers,” stated George Gleason, Chairman and CEO. “We have an extraordinary bank with an extraordinary team of people and one of the best business models in the banking industry. Our entire team is committed to delivering industry-leading results for decades to come.”

Bank OZK’s successful business model is unique in the industry. Bank Director recently interviewed George Gleason on our strategy and long-term success. You can read the story here.

This isn’t the first time Bank OZK has been named #1 in the industry. Since 2012, we’ve been named the top performing bank in the U.S. 14 times by leading industry publications. Bank Director named Bank OZK as the top performing bank in its asset category each year from 2013 – 2018. S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked Bank OZK as the nation’s top performer in its asset category six times from 2012-2018 and ABA Banking Journal named Bank OZK as the top performer in its asset group in 2011 and 2012.

Bank Director is a leading information resource for directors and officers of financial institutions nationwide. Information about Bank Director’s study methodology and results is available at Bank Director 2021 RankingBanking Performance Powerhouses study.