Home BancShares, Inc. Announces Townsell Named as Centennial Bank’s Director of Marketing

CONWAY, Ark., Aug. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:HOMB) (“Home” or “the Company”), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Centennial Bank (“Centennial” or “the Bank”), today announced its Chairman, John W. Allison, has named its Senior Executive Vice President, Donna Townsell, as the Director of Marketing for Centennial Bank.

“Donna has been one of the significant stars for me and this company for many years. Her accomplishments have created national recognition for her and this company,” said Allison.

“I recognize the Company needs a strong emphasis on marketing to millennials, as well as keeping up with innovation in banking,” Allison continued. “With a degree in marketing, almost 10 years in banking, and a proven track record of success, Donna is the one to take on this enormous challenge. As the banking environment continues to evolve, I am confident she will be successful in leading Centennial Bank’s marketing efforts well into the future.”

Townsell’s most recent focus for Centennial has been managing corporate efficiencies. She has also served as a Project Manager during her nine year tenure with the Bank.

A graduate of Conway High School, Townsell also received a Marketing Degree from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute and resides in Conway along with her daughter Riley, 10.

Home BancShares, Inc. is a bank holding company, headquartered in Conway, Arkansas. Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Centennial Bank, provides a broad range of commercial and retail banking plus related financial services to businesses, real estate developers, investors, individuals and municipalities. Centennial Bank has branch locations in Arkansas, Florida, South Alabama and a loan production office in New York City. The Company's common stock is traded through the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “HOMB.”

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company's plans, expectations, goals and outlook for the future. Statements in this press release that are not historical facts should be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements of this type speak only as of the date of this news release. By nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risk and uncertainties. Various factors, including, but not limited to, economic conditions, credit quality, interest rates, loan demand, the ability to successfully integrate new acquisitions and changes in the assumptions used in making the forward-looking statements, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Additional information on factors that might affect Home BancShares, Inc.'s financial results is included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 26, 2016.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer C. Floyd Chief Accounting Officer & Investor Relations Officer Home BancShares, Inc. (501) 339-2929

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