Simmons First National reports 2018 executive compensation

CEO George A. Makris, Jr receives $4.6M

Simmons First National reported fiscal year 2018 executive compensation information on March 12, 2019.

In 2018, seven executives at Simmons First National received on average a compensation package of $1,487,493, a 7% increase compared to previous year.

Average pay of disclosed executives at Simmons First National

George A. Makris, Jr, Chief Executive Officer, received $4,585,590 in total, which increased by 100% compared to 2017. 50.98% of Makris' compensation, or $2,337,741, was in stock awards. Makris also received $35,944 in bonus, $518,685 of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $828,000 in non-equity incentive plan, $745,000 in salary, as well as $120,220 in other compensation.

Robert A. Fehlman, Chief Financial Officer, received a compensation package of $1,384,227, which decreased by 27% compared to previous year. 28.36% of the compensation package, or $392,500, was in salary.

Marty D. Casteel, Senior Executive Vice President,, earned $1,319,012 in 2018, a 25% decrease compared to previous year.

Barry M. Ledbetter, Southeast Division President, received $909,950 in 2018, which increases by 3% compared to 2017.

Mark W. Funke, Southwest Division President, earned $899,430 in 2018, a 43% decrease compared to previous year.

Stephen C. Massanelli, Chief Administrative Officer, received $671,024 in 2018, which decreases by 24% compared to 2017.

Patrick A. Burrow, General Counsel, earned $643,220 in 2018, a 24% decrease compared to previous year.