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Simmons Bank Affirmative Action Program for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities and Qualified Protected Veterans Policy Statement

Statement of Policy: 41 C.F.R. 60­741.44(a), ­ 300.44(a)

It is the policy of Simmons First National Corporation not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at the Company. The Company will continue to take affirmative action to ensure that individuals are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all employment practices as follows:

Employment decisions at the Company are based on legitimate job related criteria. All personnel actions or programs that affect qualified individuals, such as employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, termination, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, are made without discrimination because of any basis protected by law. Employees may choose to voluntarily disclose their sex, race, national origin, disability and protected veteran status at any time by contacting Human Resources. Such information will be maintained in a confidential manner and will not be used against an individual when making any employment decisions. Employees and applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans are encouraged to inform Human Resources if they need a reasonable accommodation to perform a job for which they are otherwise qualified. The Company makes, and will continue to make, reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company's business.

Simmons First National Corporation is fully committed to principals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. As Chairman and CEO, I support the successful implementation of the Company's Affirmative Action Programs. I have appointed Jennifer B. Compton, Affirmative Action Officer for the Company, with responsibility for implementation of the Company's affirmative action activities. The Affirmative Action Officer has the full support of top management and the staff necessary to fully implement this Program. All managers and supervisors will take an active part in the Company's AAP to ensure all qualified employees and prospective employees are treated in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to all employment decisions. Furthermore, Simmons First National Corporation will solicit the cooperation and support of all employees for the Company's Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy.

Our Affirmative Action Programs include an audit and reporting system, which, among other things, uses metrics and other information to measure the effectiveness of our Program. The Affirmative Action Officer has been assigned responsibility for periodically reviewing progress in the compliance and implementation of our policy of affirmative action. In accordance with public law, the Company's program of affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities and the program of affirmative action for protected veterans are available for inspection in the Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. upon request.

In addition, employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in, or may have engaged in, filing a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review hearing, or other activity related to the administration of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, Executive Order 11246, and/or any other federal, state or local law or regulation regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, opposing any act or practice made unlawful, or exercising any other right protected by such laws or regulations. Simmons First National Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

George A. Makris
Chairman and CEO

BENEFITS

We're committed to the health and happiness of our associates, and offer a full-range of benefits such as:

  • Major Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Time Off combines your vacation, personal and sick days together giving you more flexibility on your time away
  • Up to 10 Paid Company Holidays
  • 401K with substantial employer match
  • Discounted Stock Purchase Plan
  • Profit Sharing contribution with eligibility
  • Free Physical, Financial and Legal Counseling Services
  • Free and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Free and Supplemental AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Free Well-being Program with perks like financial literacy courses, pet insurance, fitness competitions, adoption assistance, military benefits, tuition reimbursement and meditation/mindfulness resources.
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