LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has been named the top performing bank in the nation in its asset size category by Bank Director magazine. This is the bank’s fourth consecutive year to be recognized by Bank Director, and it marks the sixth consecutive year that a national organization has named Bank of the Ozarks as number one in the nation.
“Our customers have high expectations and we work hard to help them achieve their financial goals. That requires us to constantly pursue being the best in all that we do,” said George Gleason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This latest recognition is evidence of our commitment to be a strong institution with a service-driven team of bankers second to none.”
“We are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art banking solutions with the highest level of professionalism. At Bank of the Ozarks our goal is to excel in everything we do for our customers always,” Gleason said.
The Bank Director 2016 Bank Performance Scorecard Highlighting America’s Best Banks has placed Bank of the Ozarks in the number one ranking in its size category in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, based on five key metrics related to profitability, capital strength and asset quality.
The Scorecard evaluates and ranks the 300 largest publicly traded US banks separated into three categories. Bank of the Ozarks is currently in the $5 billion to $50 billion asset category.
In addition, SNL Financial in 2012, 2015 and 2016 named Bank of the Ozarks as the nation’s top performing regional bank. The ABA Banking Journal in 2011 and 2012 named Bank of the Ozarks number one among banks in its asset size category.
Bank Director is the premier magazine written for senior officers and directors of financial institutions. Since its inception in 1991, Bank Director has become recognized as an essential resource for the top decision makers in the financial industry. The Bank Performance Scorecards highlighting America’s Best Banks appear in the 3rd Quarter 2016 edition of the magazine. The measurement criteria and analysis are prepared by Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., a New York-based investment banking firm, using data provided to it by S&P Global Market Intelligence, a financial research firm in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. is a bank holding company which had $12.28 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2016. Following two recently completed acquisitions, the Company’s total assets have increased to approximately $18 billion. Its shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OZRK.” The Company owns a state-chartered subsidiary bank that conducts banking operations through 256 offices in Arkansas, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, New York and California. The Company may be contacted at (501) 978-2265 or P. O. Box 8811, Little Rock, Arkansas 72231-8811. The Company’s website is: www.bankozarks.com.