About Us

We’ve been putting customers first since 1953. 

Citizens Bank was established in Batesville in 1953 by a group of local business leaders who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties with 10 fully staffed financial centers.
Citizens Bank is owned by local shareholders and is governed by a local Board of Directors, most of whom live, work and invest in this community alongside our customers.  Citizens Bank continues to take pride in a heritage of independence that honors the vision of our founders.  Today, we remain dedicated to the financial progress of the people we serve. 
Our Board and Management are as resolute as our founders who adopted a personal creed for how Citizens Bank should operate.