Simmons First National Corp. in Pine Bluff, Ark., is planning to add another community bank to its roster.

The $1.5 billion-asset company, which owns eight banks in Arkansas, said Monday that it would buy NBC Bank Corp. in El Dorado, Ark., for about $25 million in stock. The deal, expected to close in the third quarter, would extend Simmons' reach into south central Arkansas.

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