FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP ACQUISITION HISTORY
2009: Completed Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.-assisted acquisitions of Peoples Community Bank, Irwin Union Bank and Trust Co., and Irwin Union Bank F.S.B., significantly increasing its presence in greater Cincinnati and southern Indiana Those purchases doubled First Financial’s assets from approximately $3 billion in 2008 to more than $6 billion by 2010.
2011: Completed acquisition of Liberty Savings Bank branches in the Dayton area, increasing its presence in the Dayton market. Also completed acquisition of Flagstar Bank branches in Indiana, significantly bolstering its presence in the Indianapolis market.
2013: First Financial announced Dec. 18 plans to acquire The First Bexley Bank, a single-branch bank in the Columbus suburb of Bexley, Ohio. Through the acquisition, pending approval, First Financial will enter the Columbus market. The same week on Dec. 20, plans were announced to also acquire Insight Bank, a single-branch bank in the Columbus suburb of Worthington.
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