Simmons declares dividend

Simmons First National Corporation’s Board of Directors declared a regular $0.20 per share quarterly cash dividend payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record Sept. 14.

This dividend represents a $0.01 per share, or 5.3% increase over the dividend paid for the same period in 2011.

The corporation is an eight bank financial holding company with community banks in Pine Bluff, Lake Village, Jonesboro, Rogers, Searcy, Russellville, El Dorado and Hot Springs. The company’s eight banks conduct financial operations from 88 offices, of which 84 are financial centers, in 47 communities in Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.