Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ: OZRK) announced its Board of Directors has approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share payable January 25, 2013 to shareholders of record as of January 18, 2013. The dividend of $0.15 per share represents an increase of $0.01 per share, or 7.1%, over the dividend paid in the previous quarter. The Company has increased its quarterly dividend in twelve of the last thirteen quarters, including the past ten consecutive quarters. Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. is a bank holding company with $3.82 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2012 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 117 offices in Arkansas, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. 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.