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11 Dec 2019

Bank OZK Plans Significant Solar Energy Investment, New Headquarters to be Fully Solar Powered

Bank OZK is going solar, in a big way! We are investing in a new solar power plant to supply 100 percent of the electricity to be consumed at our new corporate headquarters and up to 40 other Arkansas banking locations. We are pleased to be at the forefront of our industry as we make […]

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09 Dec 2019

Bank OZK Expands in Atlanta Market

Bank OZK is looking forward to helping another community succeed as it expands its footprint in Greater Atlanta with a newly constructed branch in East Point. The 4,102-square-foot, full-service facility has four offices, two lobby teller stations, two drive-through lanes, a drive-through ATM, and safe deposit boxes. The branch features special environmental elements, including LED […]

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26 Nov 2019

Bank OZK’s Winder, Ga., Branches Donate 30,000 Pounds of Thanksgiving Groceries

On November 21, team members from our Winder, Ga., branches gave away 30,000 pounds of Thanksgiving treats and fixings to those in need in their community. It’s a show of gratitude that has occurred for the past 11 years. In 2008, eight team members joined forces to personally sponsor the Barrow County Cooperative Benevolence Ministries’ […]

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12 Nov 2019

The Commercial Observer names Richard Smith one of the 20 Most Influential Lenders in New York City

The Commercial Observer, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate publications, has named Richard Smith, Managing Director of Originations for Bank OZK’s Real Estate Specialties Group (RESG) New York Office, one of the 20 most influential lenders in New York City in its inaugural Lenders Issue. In the story, Smith spoke to RESG’s competitive […]

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01 Nov 2019

Online & Mobile Banking Scheduled Maintenance

Due to SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE our customers may experience intermittent functionality of online and mobile banking from 7 p.m. CT Nov. 2 to 7 a.m. CT Nov. 4. Please accept our apologies for this planned maintenance. Member FDIC.

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04 Oct 2019

Julie Cripe Recognized as One of Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business

Julie Cripe has been instrumental in launching Bank OZK Government Guaranteed Lending (GGL) Division. She has assembled a team of some of the top SBA and government guaranteed experts in the country – all working to give small businesses better access to capital. The Division saw a 100 percent increase in loans over the previous […]

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02 Oct 2019

Jumping In to Save a Life

Some banks have lollipops. Some have stickers. Bank OZK has a lifesaver. Summer Nelson Pitts, Loan Operations Specialist II at OZK Bank’s Operations Center in Ozark, Ark., likes to escape to a nearby park along the Arkansas River to exercise and enjoy its serenity during her lunch break. On July 30, she diverted from her […]

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27 Aug 2019

Bank OZK Executive David Edwards: Banking on Communities

David Edwards, Regional Director of Community Banking for Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina is featured in the August issue of West Georgia Woman magazine. This feature story highlights his upbringing as a boy scout, his joyful family life, and his outstanding 34-year banking career. The article also details Bank OZK’s values, how David […]

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21 Aug 2019

Carmen McClennon Leads Marketing, Consumer Banking Strategy and Design at Bank OZK

Bank OZK has hired Carmen McClennon for its newly created role of Executive Vice President, Director of Marketing and Consumer Strategies. McClennon will lead consumer banking strategy and design at Bank OZK, as the Bank looks to advance this key market segment. Additionally, she will oversee all aspects of the Bank’s brand and business line […]

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01 Jul 2019

Bank OZK’s Alan Randolph Honored at 2019 “Business of Pride” Awards

On June 6th, New York/Florida Regional Director of Community Banking Alan Randolph was among this year’s “Business of Pride” honorees. These awards, provided by the South Florida Business Journal at a celebration in Miami’s Epic Hotel, honor LGBTQ+ executives. Recipients like Alan are recognized for excelling in business, as well as advocating for the LGBTQ+ […]

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10 Jun 2019

Taking A Puppy Break With Bank OZK

On May 16th, Bank OZK Association Services introduced the bank to community association professionals throughout the US at the 2019 Community Associations Institute (CAI) Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. With more than 3,000 community association professionals in attendance, this was a unique way to draw attention to the Bank OZK Association Services products. […]

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31 May 2019

Bank OZK Offers Assistance to Customers and Communities Impacted by Historic Flooding

Bank OZK recognizes many of our communities are impacted by the historic flooding in Arkansas. To assist those affected, we implemented a Disaster Relief Payment Deferral Program. This program allows for deferred interest and short-term payment extensions to borrowers impacted by the flooding. For more information, and to request extensions, borrowers should contact their Bank […]

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