Simmons First National Corporation visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City Tuesday, opening the market in Times Square.
Simmons First National Corporation is the financial holding company whose principal subsidiary, Simmons Bank, operates 199 financial centers in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Simmons has paid dividends to its shareholders for 113 consecutive years. The bank’s headquarters is located in Pine Bluff.
In honor of the occasion, Simmons Bank Chairman and CEO George Makris Jr. rang the opening bell.
“Ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq stock market is a unique opportunity for Simmons to raise our brand awareness with investors and highlight the long-term track record of our organization,” said Makris, Jr. “This year marks the 119th anniversary of our company, the 113th consecutive year that we have paid a cash dividend, and the 37th year we have been traded on the NASDAQ exchange. Only 22 other publicly traded U.S. companies have paid 100+ years of uninterrupted dividends – a streak that ranks Simmons tied for 2nd amongst Nasdaq-listed companies.”