Bank OZK News & Insights

28 Jul 2021

Bank OZK Breaks Ground on Solar Power Plant

Bank OZK is committed to a strong future for our customers—and for the world. That’s why we are proud to lead the industry by investing in sustainability initiatives. We recently broke ground on a 11,000-panel solar power plant in Arkansas, which will supply 100 percent of the electricity needed for our corporate headquarters and up […]

22 Jul 2021

Bank OZK Announces Record Second Quarter Net Income

Bank OZK is pleased to report record second quarter 2021 earnings. Highlights of the quarter are as follows: Record Net Income. Our $150.5 million of net income and our $1.16 of diluted earnings per common share for the quarter just ended were both our best quarterly results ever. Record Net Interest Income and Improvement in Core […]

03 Jun 2021

Fight Social Engineering the Bank OZK Way

It was an unpleasant way to start the day. Melanie received a call from a number that appeared to be Bank OZK.  She knew phone calls, texts, and emails are an easy way for scammers to get information, so she cautiously answered the phone.  The person introduced themselves as “Bank OZK Fraud” and alerted Melanie […]

12 May 2021

Environmental, Social and Governance Report Highlights Core Values

Bank OZK is pleased to share our 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report outlining Bank OZK’s history and core values; our response to the COVID-19 pandemic; how we ensure strong corporate governance; our investments in our employees, customers and communities; and our focus on the environment. 2020 was a year like no other for […]

05 May 2021

Bank OZK Leaders Named Most Important Commercial Real Estate Finance Professionals

Commercial Observer, a leading commercial real estate publication, has recognized four Bank OZK executives among the most important commercial real estate finance professionals in the U.S. This marks the fifth 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 and […]

26 Apr 2021

Forbes Names Bank OZK to 2021 World’s Best Banks

For the third consecutive year, Forbes has named Bank OZK to the World’s Best Banks. Banks around the globe were rated on key attributes including financial advice, trustworthiness, customer service, digital services, and terms and conditions. 2021 marks the third year Forbes has published the list of best banks in the world, and we’ve earned a […]

22 Apr 2021

Bank OZK Announces Record 1st Quarter Net Income

Bank OZK is pleased to report record first quarter 2021 earnings. Highlights Record Net Income. Our $148.4 million of net income for the quarter just ended was our best quarterly net income ever, and our diluted earnings per common share of $1.14 for the quarter matched our best ever. Solid Net Interest Income and Improved […]

16 Mar 2021

Bank OZK Approved to Move Forward with Significant Solar Energy Investment

Bank OZK has received regulatory approval to proceed with our $6 million investment in clean, solar energy. Our solar power plant will supply 100 percent of the electricity 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 […]

15 Mar 2021

Debra Tyler, Co-Chair of BBBS Miami, Volunteers as Big Sister for Over 14 Years

It took Debra Tyler two years to agree to say yes, but the 14 years since she did have been more rewarding than she could have imagined. As President of our Professional Practice Group, Debra has a demanding schedule, but that hasn’t prevented her from making a difference mentoring young people. We caught up with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]