First Financial Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    First Financial Bancorp to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012
                Financial Results on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

PR Newswire

CINCINNATI, Jan. 7, 2013

CINCINNATI, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq:
FFBC) announced today that it expects to release fourth quarter and full year
2012 financial results after the market close on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. A
teleconference and webcast to discuss these results will be held on Wednesday,
January 30, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.

 Teleconference and Webcast Information
Date:                    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time:                    9:00 a.m. Eastern time
Teleconference Dial-In:  1-888-317-6016 (U.S. toll free)
(Passcode not required)  1-855-669-9657 (Canada toll free)
                         +1 412-317-6016 (International)
                         Please dial in five to ten minutes prior to the start
                         of the call
Teleconference Replay:   1-877-344-7529 (U.S. toll free)
(Conf. number: 10023463) +1 412-317-0088 (International)
                         The teleconference replay will be available one hour
                         after the live call has ended.
Webcast:                 www.bankatfirst.com/investor
                         The webcast will be available one hour after the live
Archived Webcast:        call has ended and will be archived at the Company's
                         website for 12 months.

About First Financial Bancorp
First Financial Bancorp is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company. As
of September 30, 2012, the Company had $6.2 billion in assets, $3.9 billion in
loans, $4.9 billion in deposits and $716 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
$2.4 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2012. The
Company's strategic operating markets are located in Ohio, Indiana and
Kentucky where it operates 124 banking centers. Additional information about
the Company, including its products, services and banking locations is
available at www.bankatfirst.com.

SOURCE First Financial Bancorp

Website: http://www.bankatfirst.com
Contact: Investors/Analysts: Kenneth Lovik, Vice President, Investor Relations
and Corporate Development, +1-513-979-5837, kenneth.lovik@bankatfirst.com;
Media: Jenny Keighley, Assistant Vice President, Media Relations Manager,
+1-513-979-5852, jennifer.keighley@bankatfirst.com
 
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