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Home BancShares promotes C. Randall Sims to CEO

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Conway, Ark., USA - July 18, 2009, Conway, Ark., USA - Home BancShares, a bank holding company, announced today the board of directors has promoted C. Randall Sims to chief executive officer.

Mr. Sims has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Bank in Conway (formerly First State Bank) and a director of Home BancShares since 1998. He also serves as Secretary of Home BancShares. Prior to joining Home BancShares, 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 Lending School held at the University of Oklahoma. In his time with the bank, Mr. Sims has helped form the foundation of this Company. With the creation of First State Bank in 1999, Mr. Sims became the first bank president for Home BancShares. His leadership was instrumental in the growth and success of First State. By the end of 2001, First State Bank had already become the largest bank in Faulkner County. First State Bank followed up that triumph by achieving a double digit compound annual growth rate for the next seven ye


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