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2000

FIRST SOUTHWESTERN MERGES WITH HOME FEDERAL BANK

First Southwestern continued to grow, expanding with several banks and offices in Camden, Lewisburg, Mason and Landen, operating full-service retail banking centers in Butler, Preble, Warren, and Hamilton counties as well as within local retirement communities.

In July, First Southwestern merged operations with Home Federal Bank, a sister affiliate of First Financial Bancorp.

This merger solidified the market share First Southwestern enjoyed within many major cities of Butler County, Ohio.