First Financial Bancorp to Pay Cash Dividend

Dec 09, 2010, 16:05 ET from First Financial Bancorp

CINCINNATI, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) announced today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share.  The dividend will be payable on January 3, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 19, 2010.

About First Financial Bancorp

First Financial Bancorp is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company.  As of September 30, 2010, the Company had $6.2 billion in assets, $4.4 billion in loans, $5.1 billion in deposits and $691 million in shareholders' equity.  The Company's subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., founded in 1863, provides banking and financial services products through its three lines of business: commercial, retail and wealth management.  The commercial and retail units provide traditional banking services to business and consumer clients.  First Financial Wealth Management provides wealth planning, portfolio management, trust and estate, brokerage and retirement plan services and had approximately $2.2 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2010.  The Company's strategic operating markets are located in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky where it operates 108 banking centers across 70 communities.  Additional information about the Company, including its products, services and banking locations is available at

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