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 BOC, including the combined company's future financial and operating results, 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 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 judicial, regulatory, or other approvals and other conditions to closing are not received or satisfied on a timely basis or at all; (ii) 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 BOC operate; (iii) the ability to promptly and effectively integrate the businesses of Home and BOC; (iv) the reaction to the transaction of the companies' customers, employees and counterparties; and (v) 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, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 26, 2016 and its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 4, 2016.
CONTACTS: Home BancShares, Inc.Jennifer C. FloydInvestor Relations Officer(501) 339-2929Centennial BankTracy FrenchChief Executive Officer(501) 941-4278