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"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 four states and over 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.

We're honored to have been recognized in communities across our footprint, and are especially proud of our employees who have also claimed top honors.

2016

  • Fortune, Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies
  • AR Times, Best of Arkansas, Finalist
  • AR Times, One of Arkansas' Best Banks
  • Arkansas Life, Best Bank, 1st Place
  • AR Democrat Gazette, Best of the Best, Top 5
  • AY Magazine, Best Financial Services, 1st Place
  • AY Magazine, One of the Best Banks in Central Arkansas
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Bank, 1st Place
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Mortgage Lender, 1st Place
  • Soiree Magazine, Best Insurance Agents in Little Rock, Mr. Cary Curzon
  • Soiree Magazine, Best Insurance Agents in Little Rock, Ms. Marliese Kerr
  • SEA Life Magazine, Best Bank and Mortgage Company
  • Main Street Besties Awards, One of the Best Banks in Sumner County, Tennessee
  • El Dorado, Best Bank, 2nd Place
  • El Dorado, Best Teller, Ms. Felicia Aaron, 1st Place
  • El Dorado, Best Teller, Ms. Vemetric Foster, 1st Place
  • Rural Advocate of the Year, Mr. Rex Nelson
  • Nelson Summit Award, in Support of Junior Achievement of Arkansas
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Best in Reliability

2015

  • AR Times, Best of Arkansas, Finalist
  • El Dorado, Best Bank, 2nd Place
  • AR Democrat Gazette, Best Bank, Finalist
  • AY Magazine, Best Mortgage Company, Finalist
  • AY Magazine, Best Bank, 1st Place
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Bank, 1st Place

2014

  • AR Times, Best of Arkansas, 1st Place
  • AY Magazine, Best Bank, 1st Place
  • AY Magazine, Best Trust Advisor, 1st Place

2013

  • AY Magazine, Best Trust Advisor, 1st Place
  • Pine Bluff Commercial, #1 Financial Institution, 1st Place

2012

  • Pine Bluff Commercial, Best Trust Advisor, 1st Place

OUR HISTORY

Over 100 of years of growth and innovation

1903 – Simmons Bank is founded in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

1922 – Simmons Trust Department officially opens

1953 – Simmons opens its first drive-thru at the main branch in Pine Bluff

1967 – Simmons becomes the first bank in Arkansas to offer Visa® cards

1974 – Simmons opened its first ATM in Pine Bluff

1982 – The first personal computer was purchased by the bank, a Radio Shack TRS 80

1983 – Simmons First Mortgage Company was started

1984 – The first intercontinental ATM transaction was made by Simmons customer Mary Stone. She made a transaction in Australia that traveled 31,000 miles in six seconds.

1992 – Simmons First National Corporation stock began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange

2010 – Simmons acquires Southwest Community Bank (Springfield, MO) and Security Savings Bank FSB (Olathe, KS)

2012 – Simmons acquires Truman Bank (St. Louis, Mo) and Excel Bank (Sedalia, MO)

2013 – Simmons acquires Metropolitan National Bank (Little Rock, AR)

2015 – Simmons acquires Delta Trust & Banking Corp. (Little Rock, AR), Community First Bancshares, Inc., Liberty Bancshares, Inc. (Springfield, MO), and Trust Company of the Ozarks (Springfield, MO)

2016 – Simmons acquires Citizens National Bank (Athens, TN)