CONWAY, Ark., Jan. 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOMB), parent company of Centennial Bank, announced that it would participate as a presenter in the Morgan Stanley U.S. Financials Conference to be held in New York, NY on February 1-2, 2011.

John Allison, Home BancShares, Inc.'s Chairman, will present at 12:45 p.m. CT (1:45 ET), on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, followed by a question and answer session. The conference presentation will be webcast live, and can be accessed through the Company's website, www.homebancshares.com, under Investor Relations. Those accessing the webcast presentation should allow extra time to register and download any necessary software. A replay will be available for 1 year beginning 1 hour following the presentation for those who are unable to listen to the live broadcast.

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 central Arkansas, north central Arkansas, southern Arkansas, the Florida Keys, southwestern Florida, central Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. 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, estimates regarding impairment charges, the ability to recover some portion of the impaired indebtedness 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 are included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and in its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2010, June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2010 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
CONTACT: Brian S. Davis         Chief Accounting Officer &         Investor Relations Officer         Home BancShares, Inc.         (501) 328-4770