Simmons First announces dividend

Simmons First National Corporation’s Board of Directors declared a regular $0.20 per share quarterly cash dividend payable July 2 to shareholders of record June 15. 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 banks conduct financial operations from 88 offices in 47 communities in Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.