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Arkansas State Bank Department

The mission of ASBD is to maintain a legal and regulatory structure for Arkansas's financial industry. This structure provides the public with convenient, safe and competitive banking, which fosters economic development within this State. Our mission is accomplished through efficient allocation of available human and other resources existing in our Examination, Information Technology and Administrative Services Divisions.

State Bank Board Special Meeting

Nov 15th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the State Banking Board by is scheduled for Thursday, December 7, 2017.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room of the Arkansas State Bank Department, 400 Hardin Road, Suite 100, Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Board will hear the following items of business:

1.     An application by Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the merger of Bear State Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas with and into Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, Arkansas;

2.     An application by Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, for the merger of Heartland Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas with and into Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and

3.     Any other business, which may properly be brought before the Board.

SIGNED THIS 31st day of October 2017.

   Candace A. Franks

                                                                                                Bank Commissioner

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The State Bank Department was created by Act 113 of 1913. The Department is charged with regulating commercial banks with main offices in Arkansas. These 80 banks hold assets of $90.1 billion as of September 30, 2017. The Department also is charged with supervising the bank holding companies of Arkansas state-chartered banks; state-chartered trust companies; regional and county industrial development corporations; industrial loan institutions; and capital development companies. The Department operates to ensure the safety and soundness of, and public confidence in, these institutions and organizations.


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