Bank Of the Ozarks names local man to Board of Directors

Published 10:25 am Friday, April 20, 2012

Special to The Post-Searchlight

George Gleason, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the Ozarks, Inc., recently announced the election of Dr. John Reynolds of Bainbridge, to the company’s and its subsidiary bank’s Boards of Directors, according to a press release from the company.

“Dr. John Reynolds is a valuable addition to our board as we continue to grow and expand in the Southwest,” Gleason said. “Georgia is a very important market for us with 24 percent of our offices and 24 percent of our workforce. We are very pleased to have such a distinguished director from Georgia.

“John Reynolds is well respected for his business and professional accomplishments and his family has a heritage of leadership and commitment to Georgia. We look forward to his sound guidance and unique insight and perspective regarding our operations in Georgia.”

Reynolds is the Pathologist and Laboratory Director for Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge. He is a Fellow in the College of American Pathologists and is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine. For three generations the Reynolds family has been extensively involved in timber, business and banking endeavors in south Georgia, and Reynolds continues to be actively involved in these areas.

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. is a bank holding company with $3.84 billion in total assets as of March 31, 2012 and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “OZRK.” The Company owns a state-chartered subsidiary bank that conducts banking operations through 113 offices in Arkansas, Georgia, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama. The company may be contacted at (501) 978-2265 or P. O. Box 8811, Little Rock, AR 72231-8811. The company’s website is: www.bankozarks.com.