Collage of First Financial associates participating in book drive
Collage of First Financial associates participating in book drive

More than 20,000 Books Collected in First Financial Bank Book Drive

Cincinnati, OH – May 11, 2022 – First Financial Bank (Nasdaq: FFBC), its associates and clients collected more than 20,000 books in April to celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Books were collected in all of First Financial’s locations throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. First Financial will donate the books to schools, libraries, churches and other community-focused organizations in the area.

“We are incredibly grateful to have received such a positive response from our neighbors in this effort,” said Roddell McCullough, chief corporate responsibility officer for First Financial Bank. “Literacy, and specifically financial literacy, are central to a person’s financial well-being. Helping others to improve their financial wellness is just the type of impact we strive for among our friends and neighbors in the community.”

The book drive ran from April 18-30.

While collecting books for the community over the two-week period, First Financial associates were also distributing a list of 11 books and articles to support growth in financial literacy for all age groups. Titles included, “A Bike Like Sergio’s” for elementary students, “O.M.G.: Official Money Guide for Teenagers” for high school students and “The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness” for adults. Selections on this list cover the entire spectrum of life. The list will continue to be available in local First Financial locations upon request. A list of financial center locations is available online at

About First Financial Bancorp.

First Financial Bancorp. is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had $16.0 billion in assets, $9.2 billion in loans, $12.8 billion in deposits and $2.1 billion in shareholders’ equity. The Company’s subsidiary, First Financial Bank, founded in 1863, provides banking and financial services products through its six lines of business: Commercial, Retail Banking, Investment Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage Banking, Commercial Finance and Wealth Management. These business units provide traditional banking services to business and retail clients. Wealth Management provides wealth planning, portfolio management, trust and estate, brokerage and retirement plan services and had approximately $3.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2022. The Company operated 135 full-service banking centers as of March 31, 2022, primarily in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, while the Commercial Finance business lends into targeted industry verticals on a nationwide basis. Additional information about the Company, including its products, services and banking locations, is available at