According to the Complaint, Bank OZK is a retail and commercial bank with several subsidiaries focused on investment securities, development of real estate, and ownership of private aircraft. It was known as Bank of the Ozarks until July 16, 2018.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company lacked adequate internal controls to assess credit risk; (2) that, as a result, certain of the Company’s loans posed an increased risk of loss; (3) that certain substandard loans were reasonably likely to lead to charge-offs; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On January 10, 2019, the Court issued an Order appointing Lead Plaintiff and Counsel.