In 1998, an investor group led by John W. Allison, our Chairman, and Robert H. "Bunny" Adcock, Jr., our Vice Chairman formed Home BancShares, Inc. headquartered in Conway, Arkansas. After obtaining a bank charter, we established First State Bank in Conway, Arkansas, in 1999. We acquired Community Bank, Bank of Mountain View and Centennial Bank in 2003, 2005 and 2008, respectively. Home BancShares and its founders were also involved in the formation of Twin City Bank and Marine Bank, both of which we acquired in 2005.
In 2009, we completed the combination of our bank charters into one charter. The name the bank now commonly holds is Centennial Bank.
In 2010, we acquired the banking operations of Old Southern Bank, Key West Bank, Coastal Community Bank, Bayside Savings Bank, Wakulla Bank and Gulf State Community Bank through loss-sharing agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
In 2012, we acquired three banks headquartered in Florida including Vision Bank, Premier Bank and Heritage Bank of Florida. Heritage Bank of Florida was acquired through a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation assisted transaction without loss share.
In 2013, we acquired Liberty Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Liberty Bank of Arkansas. We issued 8,763,930 shares of common stock valued at approximately $290.1 million as of October 23, 2013, plus $30.0 million in cash in exchange for all outstanding shares of Liberty Bancshares, Inc. common stock. This merger significantly increased our deposit market share in Arkansas making us the 2nd largest bank holding company headquartered in Arkansas to date.
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 Central Arkansas, North Central Arkansas, Southern Arkansas, Northeast Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas, Western Arkansas, the Florida Keys, Southwestern Florida, Central Florida, the Florida Panhandle, and South Alabama.
We acquire, organize and invest in community banks that serve attractive markets. Our community banking team is built around experienced bankers with strong local relationships.
The Company's common stock is traded through the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HOMB."
We are located throughout the Florida Keys, Panhandle, southwest and central Florida plus Arkansas. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, convenience to our account holders and taking care of the communities in which we operate.