First Financial Celebrates 5th Anniversary at Kettering Banking Center and Office Complex

Air Force Museum Donation

Dayton, OH – First Financial Bank associates, clients and local community leaders gathered for a special event celebrating the bank’s fifth anniversary at their Kettering banking center and office complex located at 4391 Far Hills Avenue.

“We know our success in Dayton wouldn’t be possible without the support of our clients and the local community.  We truly appreciate their business and friendship over the years,” said Dan Kane, First Financial Bank’s Dayton market president. “We want to celebrate by giving back to the community that has given so much to us and that’s why we are proud to help support the Air Force Museum Foundation.”

The First Financial team presented a $10,000 check to the Air Force Museum Foundation. The organization is currently raising money to fund a new facility that will house the Space, Presidential Aircraft, Research & Development, and Global Reach Galleries at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

“We are extremely grateful to First Financial Bank for their generous donation, and for their great partnership with the foundation,” said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Richard V. Reynolds, Chairman of the Air Force Museum Foundation’s Board of Managers. “In addition to helping the museum better tell the story of the Air Force’s contributions to the nation’s historical and technological achievements; the new building will include educational programs to help address the deficit in our nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics work force.”

First Financial Bank first entered the Dayton market in 2006 and opened the Kettering location in 2008. In 2011, the bank’s acquisition of Liberty Savings Bank helped position First Financial as one of the largest community bank’s operating in the area.

In addition to the bank’s local anniversary, First Financial is also celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The bank opened on August 15, 1863 in Hamilton, Ohio and currently holds the sixth oldest national banking charter in the country.

For more information about First Financial and it’s 150 year history, visit www.bankatfirst.com/150 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 September 30, 2013, the Company had $6.3 billion in assets, $3.9 billion in loans, $4.7 billion in deposits and $692 million in shareholders’ equity. The Company’s subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., founded in 1863, provides banking and financial services products through its four lines of business: commercial, consumer, wealth management and mortgage. The commercial, consumer and mortgage units provide traditional banking services to business and retail clients. First Financial Wealth Management provides wealth planning, portfolio management, trust and estate, brokerage and retirement plan services and had approximately $2.6 billion in assets under management as of September 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.

About the Air Force Museum Foundation
The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. was established in 1960 as a philanthropic, non-profit organization to assist the Air Force in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the United States Air Force and to undertake and advance programs and activities supporting the Museum.  For more information, visit www.airforcemuseum.com

About the National Museum of the United States Air Force®
The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the service’s national institution for preserving and presenting the Air Force story. Each year, more than 1.2 million visitors come to the Museum to learn about the mission, history, and evolving capabilities of America’s Air Force. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil