Provident Names New Senior Investment Strategist

Robert Hartman will serve as Senior Vice President of Provident Investment

Advisors



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Provident Financial Group, Inc.

    CINCINNATI, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Provident Financial Group and its
 subsidiary Provident Investment Advisors, Inc., (PIA) announced that Robert F.
 Hartman has joined PIA as Senior Vice President and Senior Investment
 Strategist. PIA manages more than $1 billion in assets for individuals,
 foundations, corporations and public funds. Additionally, PIA serves as the
 advisor to the Riverfront Funds, a family of six mutual funds -- three stock
 funds, one balanced fund, one bond fund and one money market fund. The Funds
 are in their eighth year of operation and currently have more than
 $365 million in shareholder assets.
     Mr. Hartman joins J. Donald Raines as a senior PIA executive in Cincinnati
 and Florida respectively. They will jointly lead the investment decision
 making process.  "We are delighted to have someone of Bob's caliber join the
 PIA team," said Duane Dewey, President of Provident Investment Advisors. "He
 and Don have combined investment management experience of more than 45 years
 and in times like these, when the markets are so volatile, that experience is
 critical for our continued success."
     Previously, Mr. Hartman served as Chief Investment Officer and Managing
 Director at Tapke Hartman Asset Management, LLC, a registered investment
 advisory firm. Mr. Hartman also served as Vice President, Senior Investment
 Manager and Portfolio Manager with Huntington Bank.
 
     About Provident Investment Advisors & Provident Financial Group, Inc.
     Provident Investment Advisors, Inc., is a registered investment adviser
 and subsidiary of Provident Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   PFGI). Provident
 Financial Group is a Cincinnati-based company with $13.9 billion in on-balance
 sheet assets and $19.6 billion in managed assets, that provides full-service
 retail and commercial banking operations regionally and nationally through its
 main subsidiary, The Provident Bank. Additional company information is
 available at www.provident-financial.com .
 
 

SOURCE Provident Financial Group, Inc.
    CINCINNATI, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Provident Financial Group and its
 subsidiary Provident Investment Advisors, Inc., (PIA) announced that Robert F.
 Hartman has joined PIA as Senior Vice President and Senior Investment
 Strategist. PIA manages more than $1 billion in assets for individuals,
 foundations, corporations and public funds. Additionally, PIA serves as the
 advisor to the Riverfront Funds, a family of six mutual funds -- three stock
 funds, one balanced fund, one bond fund and one money market fund. The Funds
 are in their eighth year of operation and currently have more than
 $365 million in shareholder assets.
     Mr. Hartman joins J. Donald Raines as a senior PIA executive in Cincinnati
 and Florida respectively. They will jointly lead the investment decision
 making process.  "We are delighted to have someone of Bob's caliber join the
 PIA team," said Duane Dewey, President of Provident Investment Advisors. "He
 and Don have combined investment management experience of more than 45 years
 and in times like these, when the markets are so volatile, that experience is
 critical for our continued success."
     Previously, Mr. Hartman served as Chief Investment Officer and Managing
 Director at Tapke Hartman Asset Management, LLC, a registered investment
 advisory firm. Mr. Hartman also served as Vice President, Senior Investment
 Manager and Portfolio Manager with Huntington Bank.
 
     About Provident Investment Advisors & Provident Financial Group, Inc.
     Provident Investment Advisors, Inc., is a registered investment adviser
 and subsidiary of Provident Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   PFGI). Provident
 Financial Group is a Cincinnati-based company with $13.9 billion in on-balance
 sheet assets and $19.6 billion in managed assets, that provides full-service
 retail and commercial banking operations regionally and nationally through its
 main subsidiary, The Provident Bank. Additional company information is
 available at www.provident-financial.com .
 
 SOURCE  Provident Financial Group, Inc.

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