Home BancShares, Inc. Announces a 62.5% Increase in Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend

Home BancShares, Inc. Announces a 62.5% Increase in Fourth Quarter Cash
Dividend

CONWAY, Ark., Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc.'s
(Nasdaq:HOMB), parent company of Centennial Bank, Board of Directors declared
a regular $0.13 per share quarterly cash dividend payable December 5, 2012, to
shareholders of record November 14, 2012.This cash dividend represents a
$0.05 per share, or 62.5%, increase over the $0.08 cash dividend paid during
the fourth quarter of 2011 and is an 8% increase over the cash dividend paid
during the third quarter of 2012.

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, the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama. 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, the ability to successfully integrate new acquisitions 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, 2011 filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Brian Davis
         Chief Accounting Officer &
         Investor Relations Officer
         Home BancShares, Inc.
         (501) 328-4770
 
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