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Home BancShares Inc (HOMB.OQ)

HOMB.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Allison

70 2009 Chairman of the Board

C. Randall Sims

62 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Adcock

68 2007 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Brian Davis

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director

John Tipton

35 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Donna Townsell

46 2015 Senior Executive Vice President

Jennifer Floyd

42 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Investor Relations Officer

Kevin Hester

53 2010 Chief Lending Officer

Tracy French

55 2015 Director

Karen Garrett

2017 Director

Jim Rankin

2017 Director

Milburn Adams

72 2011 Independent Director

Mike Beebe

70 2016 Independent Director

Jack Engelkes

67 2004 Independent Director

James Hinkle

68 2005 Independent Director

Alex Lieblong

66 2003 Independent Director

Thomas Longe

54 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Allison

Mr. John W. Allison is Chairman of the Board of Home BancShares since 1998. Mr. Allison is the co-founder and has been Chairman of the Board of Home BancShares since 1998. He also serves on the Asset/Liability Committee of Home BancShares. From 1998 to 2009, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Home BancShares. Mr. Allison has more than 33 years of banking experience, including service as Chairman of First National Bank of Conway from 1983 until 1998, and as a director of First Commercial Corporation from 1985 (when First Commercial acquired First National Bank of Conway) until 1998. At various times during his tenure on First Commercial’s board, Mr. Allison served as the Chairman of that company’s Executive Committee and as Chairman of its Asset Quality Committee. Prior to its sale to Regions Financial Corporation in 1998, First Commercial was a publicly traded company and the largest bank holding company headquartered in Arkansas, with approximately $7.3 billion in assets. Mr. Allison is a successful business owner with extensive experience in the management of banks and bank holding companies. As the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Home BancShares, he has intimate knowledge of the issues facing our management, and he has been a guiding figure in the development of Home BancShares and its growth strategy. He is also the largest individual shareholder of Home BancShares, which the Board of Directors believes aligns his interests with those of our shareholders.

C. Randall Sims

Mr. C. Randall Sims is Chief Executive Officer and President of Home BancShares. Mr. Sims has served as Chief Executive Officer of Home BancShares since 2009 and as a director of Home BancShares and Centennial Bank (formerly First State Bank) since 1998. From 1998 to 2009, he served as Secretary of Home BancShares. He currently serves as a member of the Asset/Liability Committee. From 1998 to January 2015, Mr. Sims served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Centennial Bank (formerly First State Bank). Prior to joining First State Bank, Mr. Sims was an executive vice president with First National Bank of Conway. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business administration from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and is an honor graduate of the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School held at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Sims formerly served as a Trustee at the University of Central Arkansas and was Chairman of the Conway Christian School Board for 17 years. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Ouachita Baptist University. Mr. Sims’ educational background in accounting, business, law and banking provides him a wide-ranging set of skills for the management of a public company such as Home BancShares. As Chief Executive Officer and President of Home BancShares and a long-time director and executive officer of both Home BancShares and Centennial Bank, he has extensive banking and executive experience and knowledge of the Company as well as expertise in many areas, including financial, corporate governance, risk assessment, and operational matters.

Robert Adcock

Mr. Robert H. Adcock, Jr., is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Home BancShares, Inc. He also serves on the Audit Committee, Asset/Liability Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Home BancShares. Mr. Adcock is a co-founder of Home BancShares with Mr. Allison. He previously served as a director and Vice Chairman of Home BancShares from 1998 to 2003. In June 2003, Mr. Adcock stepped down from the Board of Directors of Home BancShares to become the Arkansas State Bank Commissioner. He was reappointed as Vice Chairman of Home BancShares in July 2007 upon completion of his four-year term as Arkansas State Bank Commissioner. Mr. Adcock retired from the First National Bank of Conway, Arkansas, in 1996 after more than 20 years of service. He presently operates a farming operation in Gould (Lincoln County), Arkansas, and has many real estate holdings in the Conway, Arkansas, area. Mr. Adcock has an extensive background in banking, and as a co-founder of Home BancShares, he has a vast knowledge of the Company and our markets. His experience as Arkansas State Bank Commissioner gives him particular insight into regulatory matters affecting the Company and the bank, as well as contacts in the banking industry throughout Arkansas.

Brian Davis

Mr. Brian S. Davis is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director of the Company. Mr. Davis joined Home BancShares in 2004 as Director of Financial Reporting and added Investor Relations Officer to his responsibilities in 2006. In 2010, he was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer while continuing to serve as Investor Relations Officer until his promotion to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 2015. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has 25 years of banking experience, which includes serving as Vice President of Finance for Simmons First National Corporation, Controller of Simmons First Mortgage Company, and Assistant Vice President of Finance for Worthen Banking Corporation. He spent the first four years of his career with the accounting firm of BKD, LLP. Mr. Davis is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Mr. Davis has extensive experience in financial and accounting matters relating to banks and bank holding companies. Through his current and previous roles with the Company, he provides an in-depth understanding of the Company’s financial condition on a current and historical basis, as well as knowledge and experience with internal controls, risk assessment, shareholder relations and management of the financial affairs of a public company.

John Tipton

Mr. John Stephen Tipton is Chief Operating Officer of Home BancShares, Inc. Mr. Tipton most recently served as a Regional Vice President of Centennial Bank. He began his banking career in 2005 and joined Centennial Bank in 2006. Prior to becoming Regional Vice President, Mr. Tipton served as Director of Credit Risk Management during 2013 and as Commercial Lender from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Tipton has a vast array of experience in retail, business development, lending and acquisitions. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Donna Townsell

Ms. Donna J. Townsell is serve as the Senior Executive Vice President of Home BancShares, Inc. In August 2016, she was named Director of Marketing for Centennial Bank. Ms. Townsell serves on several committees in the organization, including the Operations Committee and the Strategic Oversight Committee. Prior to becoming Senior Executive Vice President, Ms. Townsell served as Project Manager for Centennial Bank and led the bank’s Build-A-Better-Bank (“B3”) campaign, which has included the successful effort to improve the Company’s efficiency ratio, a long-term corporate goal of the Company. Ms. Townsell joined the Company in 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.

Jennifer Floyd

Ms. Jennifer C. Floyd is Chief Accounting Officer and Investor Relations Officer of the Company. Ms. Floyd joined the Company in June 2015 as Director of Financial Reporting. She began her career with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in 1997 primarily auditing public and private financial institutions and served as Senior Manager until joining the Company. Ms. Floyd is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where she received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and marketing.

Kevin Hester

Mr. Kevin D. Hester is Chief Lending Officer of Home BancShares Inc. He has more than 31 years of banking experience. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Hester held various positions at First Commercial Corporation, including Executive Vice President of Lending at First Commercial’s Kilgore, Texas, affiliate. Mr. Hester is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is an honor graduate of the National Commercial Lending School in Norman, Oklahoma. He is a former board member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) and is still active within the organization.

Tracy French

Mr. Tracy M. French is Director of Home BancShares, Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. French served as a Regional President for Centennial Bank since 2009. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of our former bank subsidiary, Community Bank, from 2002 to 2009. Mr. French has over 32 years of banking experience. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Based on his extensive banking and management experience, Mr. French provides significant strategic and operational insights into the management of the Company and our bank subsidiary.

Karen Garrett

Ms. Karen Garrett is Director of the Company. Ms. Garrett currently serves as the Managing Partner of Hudson, Cisne & Co., LLP, a certified public accounting firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ms. Garrett has been a certified public accountant with Hudson, Cisne & Co. since 1996 and has served for ten years as the firm’s personnel and recruiting coordinator. She is a member of the Accounting Advisory Board for both the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and she served a five-year term on the Arkansas State Board of Accountancy from 2010 to 2015. Ms. Garrett was the first female recipient of the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas annual Distinguished Service Award for 20 years of service to the construction industry in 2015. She is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Her leadership experience and expertise in tax accounting, auditing, financial statement analysis, leadership succession planning, business consulting and personnel management and recruiting qualify her to serve on the Board.

Jim Rankin

Mr. Jim Rankin, Jr. is Director of the Company. Mr. Rankin has served as President of Trinity Development Company and Four Winds, Inc., two family-owned real estate development and management companies with primary business interests in Faulkner County, Arkansas, since 1999. Mr. Rankin is also an attorney serving in private practice since 1993. Mr. Rankin has been a director of our bank subsidiary, Centennial Bank, since 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received his juris doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. Mr. Rankin’s experience and expertise in residential and commercial real estate, law and banking, and his knowledge and understanding of our business as a current director of Centennial Bank, qualify him to serve on the Board.

Milburn Adams

Mr. Milburn Adams is an Independent Director of Home BancShares, Inc. He was appointed to the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of Home BancShares in January 2012. Prior to Mr. Adams’ service with First State Bank, he spent 13 years with the Arkansas Department of Education, serving as an Area Supervisor of Special Education and Director of Evaluation and Admissions at the Arkansas School for the Deaf. This experience was followed by 19 years of service in the manufactured home business. From 1982 to 1986, he was responsible for the administration, sales, manufacturing, and distribution of manufactured homes throughout an eight state area as General Manager of Squire Homes. Mr. Adams was the President of Spirit Homes, Inc. of Conway, Arkansas, from 1986 to 1997. He served as a Division President of Cavalier Homes, Inc. from 1997 to 2000, when Spirit Homes was acquired by Cavalier Homes, Inc. of Alabama. Mr. Adams is an experienced business person, managing and operating several businesses in the central Arkansas area and has substantial knowledge of the banking business through his over 12 years of service on the board of our bank subsidiary.

Mike Beebe

Gov. Mike D. Beebe is an Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves on the Compensation Committee of Home BancShares. Mr. Beebe serves as a director of Tyson Foods, Inc. and a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He is also Of Counsel for the Roberts Law Firm, P.A. in Little Rock, Arkansas. Beebe was the Governor of the State of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015 and the state’s Attorney General from 2003 to 2007, prior to which he served as a state senator for 20 years. Beebe began his law career in 1972, practicing law until 2002 at Lightle, Beebe, Raney, Bell and Simpson in Searcy, Arkansas. From 1974 to 1979, he was a member of the Board of Trustees at Arkansas State University. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arkansas State University in 1968, Beebe completed law school at the University of Arkansas while serving in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974. His extensive leadership experience, ability to collaborate and his long-time support and understanding of business qualify him to serve on the Board.

Jack Engelkes

Mr. Jack E. Engelkes is Independent Director of Home BancShares Inc. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Home BancShares, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Centennial Bank. From 1995 to 1998, he served as a director of First National Bank of Conway. Mr. Engelkes served as managing partner in the accounting firm of Engelkes and Felts, Ltd. from 1990 through 2015. He was a director of the Conway Regional Medical Center from 2005 through 2016, and served as Chairman of the Conway Regional Medical Center Board during 2011 and 2012. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Conway Regional Health Foundation in 2006. Mr. Engelkes holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Hendrix College in Conway. Mr. Engelkes is a Certified Public Accountant and has extensive knowledge and experience in accounting, auditing and financial reporting. He has a strong understanding of the banking business, and particularly the Company, through his combined service over the past 21 years as a director of Home BancShares, our subsidiary bank and First National Bank of Conway. Based on that service and his other directorships, he offers valuable experience with respect to corporate governance and compensation matters.

James Hinkle

Mr. James G. Hinkle is Independent Director of Home BancShares, Inc. Mr. Hinkle currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee of Home BancShares and has previously served on our Asset/Liability Committee. He has over 35 years of banking experience. He served as Chairman of the former Bank of Mountain View from 2005 until its charter was merged into Centennial Bank in 2009. From 1995 to 2005, he served as President of Mountain View BancShares, Inc., until the company’s merger into Home BancShares. He served as President of the Bank of Mountain View from 1981 to 2005. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Hinkle served on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Since 2003, Mr. Hinkle has been a director of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a national nonprofit conservation and hunting organization. Mr. Hinkle has a lengthy background in banking and executive management through his long-time service as an officer and director of the former Bank of Mountain View and Mountain View Bancshares. In addition, he has particular knowledge of the Company’s customer base in North Central Arkansas.

Alex Lieblong

Mr. Alex R. Lieblong is Independent Director of Home BancShares, Inc. He has served as an advisory director of Centennial Bank (formerly First State Bank) since 2002, and he served as a director of First State Bank from 1998 to 2002. He also serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Home BancShares. Mr. Lieblong currently serves on the board of directors of Ballard Petroleum, a privately held energy company. Since 1997, Mr. Lieblong has been an owner and general principal in the brokerage firm of Lieblong & Associates, Inc. Prior to Lieblong & Associates, Inc., he held management positions with Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch, and E.F. Hutton. Mr. Lieblong was a founder and has been managing partner of Key Colony Fund, L.P., a hedge fund, since 1998. He served as a director of Deltic Timber from 1997 to February 2007. He also served as a director of Lodgian, Inc., a publicly traded owner and operator of hotels, from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Lieblong has extensive experience in the financial services industry and over a decade of experience as a director of other publicly traded and privately held companies. He has substantial knowledge of financial, regulatory, corporate governance and other matters affecting public companies which the Board of Directors believes is valuable to the Company.

Thomas Longe

Mr. Thomas J. Longe is Independent Director of Home BancShares, Inc. Mr. Longe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Trianon Companies. For over 32 years he has been involved in the acquisition, development, management and financing of commercial and residential real estate developments. He is the former Chairman, CEO and President of TIB Financial Corporation (“TIB Financial”), which was a publicly traded bank holding company in Florida with $1.8 billion in assets. Mr. Longe directed the successful acquisition of a $500 million asset failed bank from Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and negotiated the recapitalization/sale of TIB Financial to North American Financial Holdings. Mr. Longe began his career as a loan officer and credit analyst at Bank One, Columbus, N.A. and Comerica Bank. He graduated from Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and from the University of Detroit with a Masters of Business Administration. Mr. Longe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in banking and real estate development, as well as experience managing a publicly held bank holding company and particular familiarity with our Florida markets in Southwest and Southeast Florida and the Florida Keys.

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