First Financial Bank Opens New Banking Center in Hessville

December 10, 2012

Hammond, IN –  First Financial is officially opening the doors to its new Hessville banking center today. Located at 2705 169th Street, clients will enjoy a full complement of retail, commercial lending, and wealth management solutions as well as teller and drive-thru service at the banking center.

“We’re proud to grow in Northwest Indiana and look forward to welcoming clients to our new Hessville banking center,” said Rachael Cribari, First Financial’s Hessville banking center manager. “The new site will allow us to continue to provide high-quality service, innovative banking solutions, and expert financial advice that our clients expect and deserve.”

The 3,000 square-foot facility was built using the bank’s prototype design. The design includes visual merchandising as well as engaging retail graphics to “take the client on a journey” reminding them of defining moments of success in their lives. The interior of the banking center is open and accessible to clients.

The building also incorporates several elements that reflect the company’s commitment to sustainability, including energy-efficient building materials and lighting controls.

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About First Financial Bancorp
First Financial Bancorp is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had $6.2 billion in assets, $3.9 billion in loans, $4.9 billion in deposits and $716 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 $2.4 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2012. The Company’s strategic operating markets are located in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky where it operates 122 banking centers. Additional information about the Company, including its products, services and banking locations is available at