News Release

Release Time: Immediate
Contact: Susan Blair (501) 978-2217
Date: April 1, 2014

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Announces Increased Regular Quarterly Dividend 

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ: OZRK) announced its Board of Directors has approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share payable April 18, 2014 to shareholders of record as of April 11, 2014. The dividend of $0.23 per share represents an increase of $0.01 per share over the dividend paid in the previous quarter.  The Company has increased its quarterly dividend in each of the last fifteen quarters.  

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. is a bank holding company with $4.79 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2013 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 141 offices in Arkansas, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, New York and California. The Company may be contacted at (501) 978-2265 or P. O. Box 8811, Little Rock, Arkansas 72231-8811.  The Company’s website is: www.bankozarks.com. 

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