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Pine Bluff, AR – Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: SFNC) today announced record net income of $53.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, compared to $23.1 million for the same period in 2017, an increase of $30.5 million, or 132.2%. Diluted earnings per share were $0.58, an increase of $0.22, or 61.1%, from the same period in 2017. Included in second quarter 2018 results were $1.1 million in net after-tax merger-related and branch right-sizing costs. Excluding the impact of these items, core earnings were $54.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, compared to $26.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, an increase of $27.9 million, or 104.3%. Core diluted earnings per share were $0.59, an increase of $0.17, or 40.5%, from the same period in 2017.

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