On Monday, July 17th Bank of the Ozarks will celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Initial Public Offering and listing on the Nasdaq Exchange.
Our Chairman and CEO, George Gleason, sums up the occasion:
Monday, we will celebrate our 20th anniversary as a public company. Over those 20 years, we have grown from 13 offices with $309 million in total assets to 251 offices with over $20 billion in total assets. Our shareholders’ have benefited greatly from our constant pursuit of excellence, as evidenced by our 22.4% compounded annual total return to shareholders over that 20-year period. Such exceptional and sustained results can only be achieved by an exceptional team. I want to thank our 2,459 employees, who I believe are among the very best in the industry, for their hard work and great accomplishments as we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a public company. Well done! We look forward to continuing this success for decades to come.
As part of the celebration, we will ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq Marketsite on Monday morning.
Nasdaq will share the occasion on Facebook Live and we have some other commemorative goodies planned as well.
Please stay tuned!