Simmons First National Corporation’s board of directors declared a regular $0.16 per share quarterly cash dividend payable Friday, Oct. 4, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 16. This dividend represents a $0.01 per share, or 6.7 percent, increase above the dividend paid for the same period last year.

Simmons First National Corp. (NASDAQ: SFNC) is a financial holding company headquartered at Pine Bluff, with total assets of approximately $17.9 billion as of June 30, according to a news release.