Home BancShares, Inc. and Florida Traditions Bank Announce Signing of Definitive Agreement

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CONWAY, Ark., April 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOMB) ("Home" or "the Company"), parent company of Centennial Bank ("Centennial"), and Florida Traditions Bank ("Traditions"), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the Company's previously announced acquisition of Traditions.

Until Centennial Bank and Florida Traditions Bank convert to a single operating system, which is anticipated to occur soon after closing, Centennial and Traditions customers should continue to do business at their current Centennial or Traditions branches. Customers of both banks, however, will be able to use Centennial and Traditions ATMs free of charge in the near future.

Additional information regarding the acquisition has been provided in a supplemental presentation available on the Company's website at www.homebancshares.com, under the "Investor Relations" section.

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 locations in Arkansas, Florida and South Alabama. The Company's common stock is traded through the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HOMB."

This release contains forward-looking statements which include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the business combination transaction involving Home and Traditions, including future financial and operating results, the combined company's plans, objectives, 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 could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, (i) the possibility that the acquisition does not close when expected or at all because required regulatory, shareholder or other approvals and other conditions to closing are not received or satisfied on a timely basis or at all; (ii) changes in Home's stock price before closing, (iii) the risk that the benefits from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected, including as a result of changes in general economic and market conditions, interest and exchange rates, monetary policy, laws and regulations and their enforcement, and the degree of competition in the geographic and business areas in which Home and Traditions operate; (iv) the ability to promptly and effectively integrate the businesses of Home and Traditions; (v) the reaction to the transaction of the companies' customers, employees and counterparties; and (vi) diversion of management time on acquisition-related issues. 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, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Home BancShares, Inc.
Brian S. Davis
Investor Relations Officer
(501) 328-4770

Centennial Bank
Randy Sims
Chief Executive Officer
(501) 328-4656