Home BancShares, Inc. Receives 2013 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup Award

Home BancShares, Inc. Receives 2013 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup Award

CONWAY, Ark., Feb. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc.
(Nasdaq:HOMB), parent company of Centennial Bank, announced they received a
2013 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup Award. The Raymond James Community
Bankers Cup awards recognized the top 30 community banks with assets between
$500 million and $10 billion based on various profitability, operational
efficiency, and balance sheet metrics.Home BancShares ranked in the top 10 of
the Cup winners. 

The Company has shown superior stock performance in the last five years.Among
the group of Community Bankers Cup Winners, Home BancShares ranked third in
one-year return at a 126.2% return, second in three-year return at a 239.1%
return, and fifth in five-year return at 204.9% return.We significantly
outperformed the NASDAQ BANK Index, S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite Index
in all three return categories.

"It is an honor for Home BancShares to be included with the best of the best
of community banks," said Randy Sims, CEO. "Achieving an honor like this is a
tribute to the dedication, determination and success of our very talented team
of bankers and Board of Directors."

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

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