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First Financial Bancorp (FFBC.OQ)

FFBC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Claude Davis

57 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Archie Brown

57 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Anderson

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Richard Dennen

51 2016 President - Commercial Finance of the Bank

Bradley Ringwald

44 2016 President - Community Banking of the Bank

Scott Crawley

37 2017 Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

John Gavigan

39 2018 Chief Administrative Officer

Shannon Kuhl

47 2016 Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company and Bank

Matthew Burgess

58 2014 Chief Internal Auditor of the Comapny and the Bank

Anthony Stollings

63 2018 Chief Banking Officer

J. Wickliffe Ach

69 2018 Lead Director, Independent Director

Kathleen Bardwell

61 2018 Director

William Barron

68 2018 Director

Vincent Berta

59 2018 Director

Erin Hoeflinger

52 2018 Director

Thomas O'Brien

61 2018 Director

Cynthia Booth

60 2010 Independent Director

Corinne Finnerty

61 2012 Independent Director

Susan Knust

64 2005 Independent Director

William Kramer

57 2005 Independent Director

John Neighbours

68 2016 Independent Director

Richard Olszewski

68 2005 Independent Director

Maribeth Rahe

69 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Claude Davis

Mr. Claude E. Davis is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served on the board of directors of each of First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank since October 1, 2004 and also has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Financial Bank since October 1, 2004. From October 1, 2004 until December 1, 2014, Mr. Davis held the title of President First Financial Bancorp. From October 1, 2004 until August 20, 2013, Mr. Davis held the title of President of First Financial Bank. Mr. Davis has over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Archie Brown

Mr. Brown is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of First Financial Bancorp. and First Financial Bank, having been appointed to these positions effective April 1, 2018 pursuant to the Merger Agreement. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of MainSource from August 2008 until April 1, 2018. Mr. Brown also served as the chairman of the board of MainSource from April 2011 until April 1, 2018. During his 34 years in banking, Mr. Brown has held management positions in branch management, region management, bank operations (both deposit and loan), business development, small business and consumer lending. Mr. Brown has experience in many areas of banking, including enterprise risk management, change management, expense reduction initiatives, process re-engineering, balance sheet management and restructures, loan workout initiatives, business startups within the bank, business sales and closures within the bank, entering and closing markets, branch and bank acquisitions and integration, board communication, investor and shareholder relations and working with bank regulators.

James Anderson

Mr. James M. Anderson is the Chief Financial Officer of both First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank effective April 1, 2018. Previously, he served in that role at MainSource Financial Group, Inc. and prior to holding that position was Administrative Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer from March 2005 to January 2006, as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer from March 2002 to March 2005, and as Controller from September 2000 to March 2002. Mr. Anderson is a certified public accountant (inactive). He serves on the Board of Trustees of Hanover College.

Richard Dennen

Mr. Richard S. Dennen, CPA., is President - Commercial Finance of the Bank of the Company, since September 2016. He previously served as the President of First Financial Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary, Oak Street Funding, LLC. Mr. Dennen founded Oak Street Funding in 2003 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer through the purchase of the company by the Bank in August 2015. Mr. Dennen is a certified public accountant.

Bradley Ringwald

Mr. Bradley J. Ringwald is President - Community Banking of the Bank of the Company. He oversees the bank’s development efforts for Commercial, Mortgage, and Wealth Management teams and works closely with local market leadership. He previously served as the President of Corporate and Specialty Banking of First Financial Bank from February 2016 to September 2016. Mr. Ringwald also served as the President of Specialty Banking from July 2014 until February 2016, the President of Corporate Banking from September 2013 until July 2014, the Commercial and Industrial Lending Product Manager from July 2011 to September 2013, and the Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Lending from February 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Ringwald first joined First Financial in 2006. Mr. Ringwald has over 20 years of commercial banking experience and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Scott Crawley

Mr. Scott T. Crawley is Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. He is is the Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of both First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank where he is responsible for the Company’s Accounting department. He was appointed to these roles in December 2014, and January 2017, respectively. He joined First Financial in January 2012 as the Assistant Controller, a position he held until December 2014. Mr. Crawley is a certified public accountant.

John Gavigan

Mr. John M. Gavigan is Chief Administrative Officer of the company. He is responsible for the Company’s Finance, Accounting, Treasury and Investor Relations areas. In 2017, Mr. Gavigan's role expanded to include Operations, Information Technology, Talent Management and Facilities. He was appointed to his current role in December 2014, having previously served as Corporate Controller from 2011 through 2014 and as Assistant Controller from 2008 through 2011. Mr. Gavigan is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Shannon Kuhl

Ms. Shannon M. Kuhl is Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company and Bank, since September 2016. She has held the position of Chief Risk Officer since November 2017 and the position of Chief Legal Officer since November 2013. From September 2016 through October 2017, she also served as Chief Compliance Officer. She served as Chief Bank Counsel from August 2013 until November 2013. Ms. Kuhl served as Associate General Counsel from her hire in 2006 until August 2013.

Matthew Burgess

Mr. Matthew B. Burgess is Chief Internal Auditor of First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank. He has held since joining First Financial in October 2011. Before joining First Financial, he held audit department leadership and general audit positions in several financial institutions and external auditor consultants. Mr. Burgess is a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor (CIA), and certified information systems auditor (CISA).

Anthony Stollings

Mr. Anthony M. Stollings is Chief Banking Officer of the Company. From January 2017 to April 2017, he served as the President of Consumer Banking of First Financial Bank. Mr. Stollings previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of First Financial Bancorp and Chief Operating Officer of First Financial Bank from December 2014 to January 2017. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of both First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank from January 2013 through November 2014. Mr. Stollings also serviced as the Chief Risk Officer of both First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank from September 2011 through January 2013. He served as the Chief Accounting Officer of both First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank from his hire in December 2006 until September 2011.

J. Wickliffe Ach

Mr. J. Wickliffe Ach is an Lead Director, Independent Director of the FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. Previously He served as Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Ach currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hixson Inc., an architectural engineering firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has held these positions with Hixson Inc. since 1993. He presently serves on the board of directors of Hixson Inc. and Setzer Corp. (a private corporation located in Dayton, Ohio that is a construction contractor). Mr. Ach also serves on the board of directors of the CISE Foundation, a Cincinnati not for profit organization. He is or has been involved in a number of business and civic organizations including the Cultural Facilities Task Force of Hamilton County, Ohio relating primarily to the Cincinnati Museum Center and Music Hall facilities. Mr. Ach is President of the Union Terminal Corporation. He also is on the board of trustees of the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati.

Kathleen Bardwell

Ms. Kathleen Lynn Bardwell is a Director of FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. From 2018 In her role she is responsible for Regulatory Affairs, AST Quality Operations, Global Compliance, Corporate Internal Audit and Security and serves as STERIS’ compliance officer, chief audit executive and on its ethics committee. She brings over 35 years of audit and accounting experience to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Bardwell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and AdvaMed. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1989 and received a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designation in 2013.

William Barron

Mr. William G. Barron is a Director of the FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. He has been Chairman and President of Wm. G. Barron Enterprises, Inc., a commercial real estate broker, manager and developer, since June 1994. Since 1997, Mr. Barron has been designated a Certified Commercial Investment Member, which signifies expertise in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation, asset management and investment analysis. In addition, Mr. Barron is President of Owensboro Self Bailment, LLC, a self-storage holding company, and Gunston, LLC, a real estate holding company. Owensboro Self Bailment and Gunston were each organized in 2006. Prior to these activities, Mr. Barron served as Vice President (1974-81), President (1981-87) and Chairman and CEO (1987-94) of Barron Homes, Inc., a residential home building company.

Vincent Berta

Mr. Vincent A. Berta is a Director of the FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. He serves as the President and Managing Director of Covington Capital, LLC, a private investment firm providing specialized investment banking and advisory services primarily to financial, real estate and investment companies. Mr. Berta has 34 years of experience in the financial services industry, previously serving as the Executive Vice President and Regional Chairman of US Bank Corporation, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trans Financial, Inc., a $2.3 billion bank acquired by US Bank Corporation in 1998, and a partner in Landmark Financial Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisory company he co-founded in 2002. Mr. Berta also served as a chief financial officer and in various other roles for banking institutions. Mr. Berta is active in various community and civic associations, including work on the Focus 2030 Comprehensive Plan, which was formed to provide a community framework for growth in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Erin Hoeflinger

Ms. Erin P. Hoeflinger is a Director of the FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. He served as a Senior Vice President and President of the Commercial Local Business Division of Anthem Inc. She previously served as President of Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio January 2008-2017 and in various other positions with Anthem since 1995. She is currently responsible for Anthem’s 14 commercial states, representing $35 billion in revenue and 17.5 million members. Ms. Hoeflinger combines her commitment to improving the health of Anthem’s members with leadership in civic and business affairs. She currently serves on the National Healthcare Leadership Council and Executive Committee in Washington, D.C. She also serves on the Board of trustees of The Ohio State University and Midmark Corporation. She has an M.B.A. in Business from Xavier University and a B.A. in Communications from Wright State University

Thomas O'Brien

Mr. Thomas M. O'Brien is a Director of the FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. Mr. O'Brien retired from Procter & Gamble in 2010 after 31 years of service, primarily in management positions in the areas of sales, IT and marketing. Most recently, Mr. O'Brien served as Vice President Customer Business Development, Global Business Units and Global eCommerce from 2007 until his retirement. During his time at Procter & Gamble, Mr. O'Brien developed strategies, conceptual innovations and relationships that consistently delivered successful results in revenue, market share and productivity. Mr. O'Brien is currently a senior advisor with the Boston Consulting Group, working with many top consumer product companies on commercial strategies. Mr. O'Brien also currently serves as Chairman of Simpactful Consulting and has served on the National Board of Inroads and the St. Vincent De Paul Cincinnati Board of Directors. Mr. O'Brien previously served as a director of MainSource Financial Group, Inc. and MainSource Bank from 2010 until April 1, 2018, most recently serving as Chair of the Compensation Committee and on the Audit Committee of MainSource. Mr. O’Brien was appointed to our Board effective April 1, 2018 pursuant to the Merger Agreement.

Cynthia Booth

Ms. Cynthia O. Booth is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Booth is the President and Chief Executive Officer of COBCO Enterprises, LLC, the owner and operator of six McDonald’s restaurants in the Cincinnati area. Prior to forming COBCO in 2000, she held various executive positions at Firstar Bank (now U.S. Bank) in Cincinnati, including President, Firstar Bank Foundation, Senior Vice President—Director of Community Development, Vice President of Private Wealth Group, Vice President of Residential Real Estate, Vice President of Human Resources, and Vice President, and before that was President of Diversified Solutions, Inc., a bank consulting firm. Ms. Booth is active in several civic and community organizations, including serving as a director and the treasurer of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce and as a director of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati.

Corinne Finnerty

Ms. Corinne R. Finnerty is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Finnerty is the principal and sole shareholder of the law firm of McConnell Finnerty PC located in North Vernon, Indiana. She has over 35 years of experience representing financial institutions in a wide variety of legal matters. Ms. Finnerty was previously a director of a former affiliate bank of First Financial from 1987 to 2005 and joined the board of the Company in 1998. Ms. Finnerty served as a member of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission from 2003 to 2013. Ms. Finnerty’s deep roots in the North Vernon, Indiana area provide representation on the Board for our southeast Indiana market. Her participation for ten years on the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission allows her to provide insight on governance and ethical issues. Furthermore, her years as a practicing attorney, including the representation of financial institutions for over 35 years, give her an enhanced perspective on legal and regulatory issues.

Susan Knust

Ms. Susan L. Knust is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Knust brings valuable insight to the Board in strategic and other matters. Ms. Knust’s business interests are similar in size to our key client base and she also has an understanding of our growing Cincinnati market area. Also, as a female business owner, her perspective and experiences have proven valuable to us.

William Kramer

Mr. William J. Kramer, CPA., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kramer is the Vice President of Operations and a member of the board of directors of Valco Companies, Inc. which has principal offices in New Holland, Pennsylvania and whose principal activity is the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment used in the animal production industry. He has held his current position with Valco Companies, Inc. since 2008, having previously held other executive positions at Valco Companies, Inc. Mr. Kramer was previously a director of a former affiliate bank of First Financial from 1987 to 2005 and joined the board of First Financial in 2005.

John Neighbours

Mr. John T. Neighbours is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Neighbours is a partner in the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels. He has practiced law for over 40 years and has represented employers throughout the country in all aspects of labor and employment law. Additionally, he has become an adviser to business, educational and not-for-profit executives on a variety of topics and assists them in problem solving. Mr. Neighbours is also active in the Indianapolis real estate market, with 35 years of experience in development and leasing activities, including development projects in low income areas. His most recent development project involves managing a $100 million investment in a low income area and coordinating the development with the City of Indianapolis, the local YMCA, healthcare providers, and charter schools. Mr. Neighbours is well known in Indianapolis and is a recognized leader in the local business community, providing valuable insight to the board on the local business environment. His years as a practicing attorney give him an enhanced perspective on legal and employment matters as well the business climate generally given his national practice.

Richard Olszewski

Mr. Richard E. Olszewski is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Olszewski is the owner and operator of two 7-Eleven Food Store franchises in Griffith, Indiana. He was previously a director of a former affiliate bank of First Financial from 1995 to 2005 and joined the board of the Company in 2005.

Maribeth Rahe

Ms. Maribeth S. Rahe is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Rahe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc., positions she has held since 2003. She also serves on the board of directors of Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. is an investment management firm and wholly owned subsidiary of Western & Southern Financial Group located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Rahe has more than 44 years of experience in the banking and financial services industries with 30 years of experience in management or executive management positions. Since 2005, Ms. Rahe has served as a director of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) which is an integrated communication services company located in Mattoon, Illinois that provides exchange carrier and broadband services. She serves as the chair of the audit committee and also on the compensation committee of the company.