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01 Feb 2021

Forbes America’s Best Banks 2021

Forbes has again recognized Bank OZK as one of America’s Best Banks. For the third consecutive year, Bank OZK is recognized in Forbes’ America’s Best Banks. The 100 largest publicly traded banks and thrifts were ranked by Forbes based on growth, credit quality and profitability. Bank OZK was number 11 on the list. We’re no […]

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26 Jan 2021

How Bank OZK Has Continued to Lend Through a Pandemic

Bank OZK’s conservative lending practices and extreme focus on detail in underwriting, structuring and closing loans has allowed us to continue lending during the pandemic, just as we did during the Great Recession. Our successful lending principles are the subject of a January 11 cover story in the Dallas Business Journal, “How Bank OZK has […]

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21 Jan 2021

Bank OZK Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings

Bank OZK announced fourth quarter 2020 net income of $120.5 million and diluted earnings per common share of $0.93. For the full year of 2020, net income was $291.9 million and diluted earnings per common share were $2.26. Highlights of the fourth quarter include: Outstanding Financial Results. Our $120.5 million of net income for the […]

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15 Jan 2021

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 […]

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11 Jan 2021

Bank OZK CFO Greg McKinney Awarded CFO Lifetime Achievement Award by Arkansas Business

Greg McKinney, Bank OZK’s Chief Financial Officer received the CFO Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Arkansas Business. “Greg is an exemplary leader, contributing to our industry-leading financial performance,” commented George Gleason, Chairman and CEO. “His astute insight and leadership has made a profound impact on our Bank. More importantly, Greg is a man of great […]

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04 Nov 2020

Bank OZK Lead Independent Director Peter Kenny Recognized as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow

  The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has recognized Peter Kenny as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellowship is the highest standard of credentialing for directors and governance professionals. NACD Fellows, who earn the NACD Fellowship – The Gold Standard Director Credential®, stand within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in […]

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27 Oct 2020

Bank OZK named “Best Places to Work”

Bank OZK was named “Best Places to Work” by Arkansas Business, a distinction awarded by, and because of, our incredible team members. “We’ve always known that our employees are the foundation for our success,” stated Tim Hicks, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Director of Investor Relations. “Our shared values of teamwork, excellence, high ethical standards, […]

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22 Oct 2020

Bank OZK Announces 3rd Quarter 2020 Net Income of $109.3 Million

Highlights Excellent Asset Quality. Our ongoing focus on asset quality showed very well in the current environment as demonstrated by our annualized net charge-off ratio for the quarter of 0.09% for both non-purchased loans (loans we originated) and total loans. Increasing Net Interest Income. Our net interest income for the quarter was $224.7 million, an […]

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19 Oct 2020

Bank OZK Launches Redesigned Mobile Banking App

Bank OZK’s newly designed mobile banking app features a new modern look and additional user-friendly navigation tools. The app offers streamlined access to commonly used features, customized for each account type. “Mobile banking usage has accelerated in recent months, and that trend will continue,” stated Carmen McClennon, Chief Retail Banking Officer at Bank OZK. Our […]

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23 Jul 2020

Bank OZK Announces Second Quarter 2020 Earnings

Bank OZK today announced that net income for the second quarter of 2020 was $50.3 million, and diluted earnings per common share for the second quarter of 2020 were $0.39. George Gleason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We have continued our long-standing focus on our team members, our customers, serving the communities in which […]

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20 Jul 2020

Bank OZK Leaders Named Most Influential CRE Professionals

Commercial Observer, a leading commercial real estate publication, has recognized four Bank OZK executives among the most influential commercial real estate finance professionals in the U.S. This marks the fourth consecutive year Commercial Observer has named Bank OZK leaders to their Power Finance roll. Chairman and CEO George Gleason, Real Estate Specialties Group (RESG) President […]

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01 Jul 2020

40th Consecutive Quarterly Cash Dividend Increase

Bank OZK is pleased to announce our 40th consecutive quarterly cash dividend increase. In addition to increasing our quarterly dividend in the past 40 quarters, Bank OZK has paid quarterly cash dividends to shareholders every quarter since going public in 1997.Bank OZK shareholders continue to share in our profitability through our regular quarterly dividend payments, […]

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