Home BancShares, Inc. Announces a 15% Increase in First Quarter Cash Dividend

Home BancShares, Inc. Announces a 15% Increase in First Quarter Cash Dividend

CONWAY, Ark., Jan. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc.'s
(Nasdaq:HOMB), parent company of Centennial Bank, Board of Directors declared
a regular $0.075 per share quarterly cash dividend payable March 5, 2014, to
shareholders of record February 12, 2014. This cash dividend represents a
$0.010 per share, or 15%, increase over the $0.065 per share (split adjusted)
regular quarterly cash dividend paid during the first quarter of 2013 and is
equal to the regular cash dividend paid during the last three quarters of
2013.

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 Arkansas, Florida 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 is included in its Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.

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

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