February 22, 2018

Federal Reserve Board announces approval of proposal by First Financial Bancorp and approval of applications by First Financial Bank

For release at 11:00 a.m. EST

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced its approval of the proposal under section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 by First Financial Bancorp, Cincinnati, Ohio, to merge with MainSource Financial Group ("MainSource"), and thereby indirectly acquire MainSource's subsidiary bank, MainSource Bank, both of Greensburg, Indiana. The Board also approved the applications under section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and section 9 of the Federal Reserve Act by First Financial Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, to merge with MainSource Bank and to establish and operate branches at locations of the main office and branches of MainSource Bank.

Attached is the Board's order relating to this action.

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