The Office of the Comptroller of Currency Presents Certificate to First Financial Bank

October 30, 2013

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Cincinnati, OH – Members of First Financial Bank and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) gathered to celebrate the bank’s 150th anniversary. The OCC presented bank officials and its board of directors with a special certificate to commemorate the bank’s 150 years of service and contributions to the community.

“On behalf of First Financial, we thank the OCC for recognizing and honoring the bank’s anniversary,” said Claude Davis, First Financial CEO. “We’re proud of our history and we will continue to write the story of First Financial Bank by safeguarding the values, principles and hard work of those that came before us. We will continue to serve our clients, our communities and shareholders well into the future.”

After the National Banking Act was passed by Congress, First Financial opened in Hamilton, Ohio, as First National Bank of Hamilton on August 15, 1863. Today, First Financial holds the 6th oldest national banking charter in the country. The bank has more than 100 banking centers and serves clients in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

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.