First Financial Bank Donates to the Butler County United Way

October 18, 2013

United Way donation

First Financial Bank's Doug Lefferson presents a check to the United Way's Mag Baker and team.

Hamilton, OH – First Financial Bank is proud to continue its support of the Butler County United Way with a $2,500 donation. The donation celebrates longtime bank associate Mag Baker. Baker served as a senior vice president and senior commercial relationship manager at First Financial for 29 years and was recently selected as the new CEO of the Butler County United Way.

“Mag has made such a tremendous impact on our company, clients and the community. We can’t thank her enough for her service, dedication and friendship over the years,” said Doug Lefferson, First Financial’s president of commercial banking and wealth management. “While we are sad to see her go, we know she is the right person for the job and is going to continue to make a difference in the lives of many throughout the region.”

First Financial associates celebrated Mag’s retirement from the bank and new position with the United Way last week. In addition to the First Financial’s donation, one of Baker’s clients matched the bank’s contribution for a donation total of $5,000.

“First Financial has been such an important part of my life.  I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to help local residents and businesses achieve success,” said Baker. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be able to continue doing what I love – helping others and helping build a stronger community. I’m excited to begin this new adventure and look forward to working with the great team at the United Way.”

First Financial Bank’s approach to community development focuses on three areas of giving, including neighborhood development, economic development and financial education. For more information about First Financial, visit www.bankatfirst.com or www.facebook.com/firstfinancialbank.

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About First Financial Bancorp
First Financial Bancorp is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company. As of June 30, 2013, the Company had $6.3 billion in assets, $4.0 billion in loans, $4.8 billion in deposits and $695 million in shareholders’ equity. The Company’s subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., founded in 1863, provides banking and financial services products through its three lines of business: commercial, retail and wealth management. The commercial and retail units provide traditional banking services to business and consumer clients. First Financial Wealth Management provides wealth planning, portfolio management, trust and estate, brokerage and retirement plan services and had approximately $2.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2013. The Company’s strategic operating markets are located in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky where it operates 110 banking centers. Additional information about the Company, including its products, services and banking locations is available at www.bankatfirst.com.