Bank OZK (the “Bank”) (Nasdaq: OZK) announced its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Bank’s common stock of $0.35 per share, up $0.01, or 2.94% from the prior quarter. The common stock dividend is payable on April 21, 2023 to shareholders of record as of April 14, 2023. Bank OZK has increased its quarterly cash dividend on its common stock in each of the last fifty-one quarters.
The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.28906 per share on the Bank’s 4.625% Series A Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred Stock”) (Nasdaq: OZKAP) for the period covering February 15, 2023 through, but excluding May 15, 2023. The Series A Preferred Stock dividend is payable on May 15, 2023, to the holders of record of the Series A Preferred Stock at the close of business on May 1, 2023.
Bank OZK’s consistent track record of increasing its common stock dividend has led to it being included in the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats® index (Ticker: SPHYDA) since January 2018. The index consists of members of the S&P Composite 1500® that have followed a managed-dividends policy of consistently increasing common stock dividends every year for at least 20 years, and that meet minimum float-adjusted market capitalization and liquidity requirements.Bank OZK