Simmons First National Corp.’s top executive earned more than $1.5 million last year, based on a May 1 proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Rex Nelson has joined Simmons First National Corp. in the new role of director of corporate communications.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in March — which is down from 8.9 percent in February and is the highest among cities in Arkansas — according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
Simmons First National Corp. announced Wednesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Ozark Trust and Investment Corp., headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, including its wholly-owned non-depository trust subsidiary Trust Company of the Ozarks.
Two existing industries in Jefferson County looking to expand are being offered some help from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp.
Trotter Auto Ford is moving ahead with plans to build a new dealership in Pine Bluff and is looking for the Pine Bluff Planning Commission to grant an exception to a zoning law as part of the project.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Small Business and Technology Development Center will host two events.
U.S. Steel’s Wheeling Machine Products issued notices to 255 employees at its Pine Bluff facility on Friday, April 17, stating that they may be laid off from their jobs after June 17, U.S. Steel spokeswoman Sarah Cassella said.
Simmons First National Corp. reported Thursday record core earnings of $15.7 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of $8.2 million or 110 percent, compared to the same quarter last year.
A deal with Luther King Capital Management of Fort Worth, Texas, will allow Southwind Milling to increase the scope, capital investment and projected jobs at the $32 million rice mill complex Southwind is building in the port area of Pine Bluff.