Unless this Annual Report on Form 10-K indicates otherwise, or the context otherwise requires, the terms "we," "our," "us," and "the Company," as used herein refer to Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Bank of the Ozarks, which we sometimes refer to as "Bank of the Ozarks," "our bank subsidiary," or "the Bank."
The disclosures set forth in this item are qualified by "Item 1A. Risk Factors," the section captioned "Forward-Looking Information" and other cautionary statements set forth elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (the "Company") was incorporated in June 1981 as an Arkansas corporation and is a bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956. We own an Arkansas state chartered subsidiary bank, Bank of the Ozarks (the "Bank"). At December 31, 2016, the Company, through the Bank, conducted operations through 250 offices, including offices in Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, New York and California. At December 31, 2016, we own Ozark Capital Statutory Trust II, Ozark Capital Statutory Trust III, Ozark Capital Statutory Trust IV and Ozark Capital Statutory Trust V (collectively, the "Ozark Trusts"), and, as a result of our February 10, 2015 acquisition of Intervest Bancshares Corporation ("Intervest"), we own Intervest Statutory Trust II, Intervest Statutory Trust III, Intervest Statutory Trust IV and Intervest Statutory Trust V (collectively, the "Intervest Trusts"; and together with the Ozark Trusts, the "Trusts"). Each of the Trusts is a 100%-owned finance subsidiary business trust formed in connection with the issuance of certain subordinated debentures and related trust preferred securities. We also own, indirectly through the Bank, a subsidiary that holds our investment securities, a subsidiary engaged in the development of real estate, a subsidiary that owns private aircraft and various other entities that hold loans, foreclosed assets or tax credits or engage in other activities. At December 31, 2016, we had total assets of $18.89 billion, total loans and leases, including purchased loans, of $14.56 billion, total deposits of $15.57 billion and total common stockholders' equity of $2.79 billion. Net interest income for 2016 was $601.5 million, net income available to common stockholders was $270.0 million and diluted earnings per common share were $2.58.