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PINE BLUFF, AR – Simmons Bank in Pine Bluff recently added three new staff members. The bank welcomes Mark Dutton of Star City, as well as Russell Barker and Duncan Bellingrath, both of Pine Bluff.

Mark Dutton joined Simmons as a community banker in June. Before joining the staff at Simmons Bank, he served as vice president and branch manager at AGHeritage Farm Credit Services in Star City, Arkansas. He attended the Barrett School of Banking in Memphis, Tennessee, University of Missouri at Columbia, and University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Russell Barker started in July as a community banker. Prior to joining Simmons Bank, Russell served as loan representative, business development specialist and business consultant. He graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and received additional training from the Arkansas Bankers Association and National Development Council.

Duncan Bellingrath has been with Simmons Bank since 2015 and moved into the role of junior community banker in June. He graduated from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in May 2017.

About Simmons Bank

Simmons Bank (Member FDIC) is an Arkansas state-chartered bank that started as a community bank in 1903. Through the decades, Simmons has developed a full suite of financial products and services designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and business customers alike. Simmons has grown steadily to approximately $8.6 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017, with 150 branch locations throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee. It is the subsidiary bank for Simmons First National Corporation, a publicly-traded bank holding company headquartered in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. For more information, visit http://www.simmonsbank.com/.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

CAROLINE P. MAKRIS

VP/Manager Marketing & Communications

Simmons Bank

501.944.0518 (mobile)

501.377.7615 (office)

caroline.makris@simmonsbank.com