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Susan S. Lanigan starts second year as Simmons First National Director 26 May 2018

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Susan S. Lanigan was appointed Director of Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) one year ago on May 26, 2017. The shares were up from $US25.5 to $US31.5 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 25.7%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth $US1,257, a gain of $US234 and dividend reinvested of $US24.

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY SUSAN S. LANIGAN, DIRECTOR

Ms. Lanigan, 55, was appointed to the Board in 2017. She has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Chico's FAS, Inc. since June of 2016. She also serves as Chair of the Tennessee Education Lottery Commission, a position to which she was appointed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee and approved by the State Legislature in 2014. Before that, she was Executive Vice President of Dollar General Corporation (a NYSE-listed, Fortune 200 company), where she worked from July 2002 until May 2013.

Ms. Lanigan is on the boards of Kirkland's Inc., where she chairs the Compensation Committee. Prior to joining Dollar General, Ms. Lanigan served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Zale Corporation. She started her career as a litigation attorney for Troutman Sanders, LLP in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Lanigan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

The Board believes that Ms. Lanigan's experience as a senior executive officer and general counsel of large corporations provides needed skills and insight in addressing legal, financial and general business issues facing publicly traded companies.

SECTION 2 SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORPORATION PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NASDAQ:SFNC):

2.1 Simmons First National Corporation is placed 773/2,191 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of NASDAQ stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 64.

2.2 The Past Five Years

Simmons First National advances 155% in 5 years

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC), has advanced $US19.15 (or 155.1%) in the past five years to close at $US31.50. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which has risen 132.7% over the same period, this is a relative price increase of 22.4%.

2.3 MCap History:

In the past 5 years Market Capitalization has increased by $US2.5 billion from $US430.7 million to $US2.9 billion. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, there has been no decline in MCap over the last 5 years.

PriceMCap (US$ M)
Last$US31.502,904.4
1 Year ago$US25.461,603.5
2 Years ago$US23.571,437.7
3 Years ago$US21.601,294.6
4 Years ago$US19.70644.7
5 Years ago$US12.35430.7

2.4 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 3 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has consistently exceeded 9.0%.

SFNCCloseDividendsCapital Gain %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded May 25$US31.5052.50c23.72.125.4
1 Year ago$US25.5348.50c7.929.9
2 Years ago$US23.6746.50c9.62.211.8

Close 3 years ago $US21.60.

2.5 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US1,261

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
SFNC.NASDAQ1,0131,0331,261
NASDAQ-100 Index1,0141,0281,205

2.6 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change of 23.7% for Simmons First National outperformed the change of 21.5% in the NASDAQ-100 Index for a relative price change of 2.2%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
SFNC3.37.923.7
Bank sector2.43.024.3
NASDAQ-100 Index6.90.921.5

SECTION 3 SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORPORATION FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NASDAQ:SFNC):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Return on Equity deteriorated from 8.4% in 2016 to 4.5% in 2017 and Operating Margin deteriorated from 47.7% in 2016 to 39.2% in 2017.

SFNCRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
201731.2-15.239.24.5
2016--39.947.78.4

3.2 Growth

+ Revenue growth rate is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

YearRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthEBITDA Growth
Dec 1731.2-15.28
Dec 16--39.933.7

3.3 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 3 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged 28.8% for Total Revenue and 37.6% for Net Profit.

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)3-year Avg ($US M)3-year CAGR %
Total Revenue395356.428.8
EBITDA154.9135.229.0
Operating Profit154.9135.245.5
Net Profit92.987.937.6

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.4 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 3-year average is 26.8% and Return on Equity 3-year average is 6.6%.

DescriptionAnnual3-year Avg
EBITDA Margin39.240.8
Operating Profit Margin39.240.8
Net Profit Margin23.526.8
Return on Equity4.56.6
Return on Assets0.60.9

3.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In NASDAQ Market
Turnover in Quarter$US696.1 millionIn Top Quartile
EBITDA Margin %39.2In Top Quartile

SECTION 4 SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORPORATION GLOBAL RANK (NASDAQ:SFNC):

4.1 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,758 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)2.9B4,212Top
Total Assets (US$)15.1B2,123Top
Revenue (US$)395M11,037Top
Net Profit (US$)92.9M5,575Top
Return on Equity %4.522,297Second
Net Profit Margin %23.54,866Top
Price to Book2.321,603Second
Price Earnings42.515,810Second
Yield %2.311,255Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,26111,177Top
US$ Change (1Year) %5.520,201Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)6118,533Second

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORPORATION

George A Makris, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman & Director

Robert A. Fehlman, Chief Financial Officer

Malynda K. West, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Jerry M. Hunter, Director

W. Scott McGeorge, Director

Susan S. Lanigan, Director

Jay D. Burchfield, Director

Mark C. Doramus, Director

Hunt Eugene, Director

Russell Teubner, Director

Steven A. Cosse, Director

Robert L. Shoptaw, Director

Edward Drilling, Director

Mindy West, Director

Tom Purvis, Director

William E. Clark, Director

Christopher R. Kirkland, Director

Marty D. Casteel, Company Secretary & Executive Vice President

SECTION 6 SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORPORATION ACTIVITIES

Simmons First National Corporation is a financial holding company that owns eight community banks in Arkansas. The Bank subsidiaries include Simmons First National Bank, Simmons First Bank of Jonesboro, Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas, Simmons First Bank of Northwest Arkansas, Simmons First Bank of Russellville, Simmons First Bank of Searcy, Simmons First Bank of El Dorado, N.A., and Simmons First Bank of Hot Springs. Its subsidiaries provide banking services, which includes consumer (credit card, student, and other consumer), real estate (construction, single family residential and other commercial) and commercial (commercial, agriculture and financial institutions) loans, checking, savings and time deposits, trust and investment management services, and securities and investment services.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 REPORTED STOCK AWARDS

03 May 2018

Simmons First National director Mark C. Doramus awarded Restricted Stock Units

Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) director Mark C. Doramus, has been awarded Restricted Stock Units on 1,640 shares. The transaction date was May 01. The shares last traded at $US30.05.

7.2 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

03 January 2018

Edward Drilling brings two-bagger value to Simmons First National

Edward Drilling was appointed Director of Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) ten years ago on January 03, 2008. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,615, for a capital gain of $US1,311 and dividend reinvested of $US304.

01 January 2018

George A Makris starts fifth year as Simmons First National CEO

George A Makris was appointed CEO of Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) four years ago on January 01, 2014. The shares were up from $US36.6 to $US57.2 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 14.3%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth $US1,704, a gain of $US564 and dividend reinvested of $US140.

01 January 2018

Steven A. Cosse brings two-bagger value to Simmons First National

Steven A. Cosse was appointed Director of Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) fourteen years ago on January 01, 2004. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,612, for a capital gain of $US1,308 and dividend reinvested of $US304.

01 January 2018

William E. Clark brings two-bagger value to Simmons First National

William E. Clark was appointed Director of Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) ten years ago on January 01, 2008. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,612, for a capital gain of $US1,308 and dividend reinvested of $US304.

01 January 2018

Robert A. Fehlman brings two-bagger value to Simmons First National

Robert A. Fehlman was appointed CFO of Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) five years ago on January 01, 2013. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,637, for a capital gain of $US1,362 and dividend reinvested of $US276. In the same period the shares were up 136.2% from $US24.2 to $US57.2.

7.3 RECENT REPORTED BUYING

16 May 2018

Simmons First National director Edward Drilling exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Edward Drilling, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,566 on May 15. Edward Drilling now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

08 May 2018

Simmons First National chief financial officer Malynda K. West exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National chief financial officer Malynda K. West, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,444 on May 07. Malynda K. West now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

08 May 2018

Simmons First National director W. Scott McGeorge exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director W. Scott McGeorge, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,444 on May 07. W. Scott McGeorge now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director Jay D. Burchfield exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Jay D. Burchfield, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 03. Jay D. Burchfield now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director Tom Purvis exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Tom Purvis, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 03. Tom Purvis now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director Jerry M. Hunter exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Jerry M. Hunter, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 03. Jerry M. Hunter now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director Russell Teubner exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Russell Teubner, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 03. Russell Teubner now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director Susan S. Lanigan exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Susan S. Lanigan, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 03. Susan S. Lanigan now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director Hunt Eugene exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Hunt Eugene, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 03. Hunt Eugene now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director Christopher R. Kirkland exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Christopher R. Kirkland, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 03. Christopher R. Kirkland now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director Robert L. Shoptaw exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director Robert L. Shoptaw, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 04. Robert L. Shoptaw now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units. The intrinsic value of the options defined by the share price of $US29.75 less the exercise price is -30.0c.

07 May 2018

Simmons First National director William E. Clark exercises options and buys shares

Simmons First National director William E. Clark, exercised Restricted Stock Units and purchased 410 shares worth approximately $US12,198 on May 03. William E. Clark now holds 1,230Restricted Stock Units.

7.4 RECENT REPORTED SELLING

09 May 2018

Simmons First National director Jay D. Burchfield sells

Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC) Director Jay D. Burchfield sold 20,000 shares worth $US599,200 on May 07. The selling price was $US29.96. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

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