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First Financial Bancorp Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

July 19, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio –  First Financial Bancorp. (Nasdaq: FFBC) (“First Financial” or the “Company”) announced financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

First Financial Bancorp Completes Final Step in Strategic Merger

May 29, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio –  First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ: FFBC) (“First Financial”) announces that it has completed the conversion of MainSource Financial Group into First Financial as the final step of the merger of the two companies. The systems, locations and branding were combined over Memorial Day weekend, resulting in more than 150 banking center locations across First Financial’s footprint of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

First Financial Bank Announces New Board Leadership

May 17, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio –  J. Wickliffe Ach has been named the Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors of First Financial Bancorp. He has served on the board of First Financial for 11 years, and previously served as Vice Chairman and head of the corporate governance and nominating committee.

First Financial Bancorp. and MainSource Financial Group, Inc. Complete Merger

April 2, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio –  First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ: FFBC) (“First Financial”) announced that it has completed its previously-announced merger with MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFG) (“MainSource”). The newly combined company, operating as First Financial Bancorp. with its banking subsidiary, First Financial Bank, has a total asset size of approximately $14 billion.


First Financial Bank Opens New Full-Service Banking Location in College Hill

March 27, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio and Greensburg, Indiana– First Financial Bank (NASDAQ: FFBC); is pleased to announce the opening of the new College Hill banking center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The College Hill team moved into this new facility at the opening of the branch on Monday, March 26, 2018.


First Financial Bancorp and MainSource Financial Group, Inc. Announce Regulatory Approval of Proposed Merger

February 22, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio and Greensburg, Indiana– First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: FFBC) and MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFG) today announced the receipt of regulatory approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to move forward with the proposed merger of MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (MainSource)  into First Financial Bancorp (First Financial). The Ohio Division of Financial Institutions approved the proposed merger in January 2018. 


First Financial Releases Divestiture Statement


January 25, 2018 – First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: FFBC) (“First Financial”) and MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFG) (“MainSource”) entered into a Letter of Agreement with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) regarding the divestiture of four (4) MainSource Bank branch locations in Columbus (Bartholomew County), Indiana, and one (1) MainSource Bank branch location in Greensburg (Decatur County), Indiana.


First Financial Announces Pay Increase for Hourly Associates and Major Contribution to Foundation
January 3, 2018 – First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) will raise the starting wage for all new and existing hourly associates to $15 an hour effective immediately. Additionally, the bank has made a $3 million contribution to its newly established charitable foundation. This announcement comes as a result of the recently passed tax legislation, which includes a reduction in corporate tax rates. 


First Financial Bank Announces Community Investment Plan
October 18, 2017 - First Financial Bank announced today a targeted community benefits agreement with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and related partner organizations as a strategic move in advance of the merger with MainSource Bank.


First Financial Bank and MainSource agree to Merge
July 25, 2017 - 
First Financial Bancorp and MainSource Financial Group have agreed to partner to form a new, preeminent community bank in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The merger will combine two high-performing Midwest community banks to create a $13 billion institution with scale and strength in commercial and retail banking, wealth management and specialty finance.

First Financial converts to an Ohio state chartered bank
Jan. 3, 2017 – First Financial Bancorp. (Nasdaq: FFBC), today announced that effective as of the close of business on December 30, 2016, its subsidiary, First Financial Bank, National Association, converted from a national association to an Ohio state chartered bank and changed its name to First Financial Bank.

First Financial celebrates new location in Colerain Twp.
Dec. 6, 2016 – First Financial hosted local residents, community leaders and First Financial associates for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 in celebration of the grand opening of its new Northgate banking center located at 3669 Springdale Road in Colerain Township.

First Financial aligns senior leadership to accelerate execution
Sept. 7, 2016 – First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC), parent company of First Financial Bank, N.A., is positioning itself for continued growth with the announcement of senior leadership changes in alignment with the company’s strategic initiatives.

First Financial Bancorp releases 2015 Community Development Report
July 18, 2016 – First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: FFBC) has published its 2015 Community Development Report. The report focuses on the five key areas for community development: 1. Access to banking services, 2. Lending in the community, 3. Investing in the community, 4. Volunteerism, 5. Financial education.

First Financial names new Business Capital Director
May 26, 2016 – First Financial Bank is proud to announce the hiring of Brooke Balcom as its new Director of First Financial Business Capital.

First Financial Bank to enter Gary, Ind. market
May 12, 2016 – First Financial Bank is excited to announce that it will open its first banking center in Gary late this summer.

First Financial opens Short Vine location
Jan. 11, 2016 – First Financial Bank opened a banking center on Short Vine near the University of Cincinnati’s campus on Monday.

First Financial opens in Downtown Columbus
Nov. 4, 2015 - First Financial Bank celebrated the grand opening of its first downtown banking center in Columbus, Ohio.

First Financial acquires Oak Street Holdings
July 23, 2015 - Cincinnati-based First Financial Bank diversifies by acquiring nationally-recognized lender Oak Street Holdings.










First Financial Bank celebrates opening in Avon - May 12, 2015 - First Financial celebrated the grand opening of the company's first prototype banking center in the Indianapolis region.

First Financial opens regional hub in Fort Wayne - April 7, 2015 - The community celebrated the grand opening of First Financial’s regional hub and downtown banking center in Fort Wayne.

First Financial Bank announces executive promotions - Nov. 18, 2014 - The bank appoints new chief operating officer and chief financial officer

First Financial Bank expands Specialty Banking - Oct. 8, 2014 - First Financial Bank is proud to announce the expansion of its specialty banking leadership team and the launch of First Financial Business Capital, a division of First Financial Bank.

First Financial completes acquisition of The Guernsey Bank - Aug. 21, 2014 - First Financial Bancorp announces that it has officially closed its acquisition of The Guernsey Bank.

First Financial Bank officially enters the Columbus market - Aug. 7, 2014 - The bank closes First Bexley Bank and Insight Bank mergers; announces transition weekend.

First Financial Bancorp to acquire Guernsey Bancorp - April 29, 2014 - First Financial Bancorp, the parent company of First Financial Bank, and Guernsey Bancorp, Inc. announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement.

First Financial announces 150th anniversary grant recipients - Dec. 23, 2013 - First Financial celebrates 150 years with $150,000 donation to organizations across the bank’s footprint

First Financial Bancorp acquires Insight Bank - Dec. 20, 2013 - First Financial Bancorp, the parent company of First Financial Bank, and Insight Bank announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement. 

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