"The new institution starts out under most promising conditions, and there is no doubt that it will in a short while be among the leading national banks in the South."
- Pine Bluff Commercial, March 21, 1903
Two days later, on Monday, March 23, Dr. John Franklin Simmons opened the doors to Simmons National Bank in downtown Pine Bluff, Arkansas. That day they closed business with $3,338.22 in deposits — a solid opening day by a lot of measures.
Since then we've grown steadily, expanding our footprint across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas with more than 150 locations, while always being mindful of where we started. Longevity in banking doesn't just happen. It's built on a committed approach to continually providing our customers with the best banking experience possible.