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First Financial Bancorp's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Kenneth J. Lovik – Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development

Claude E. Davis – President and Chief Executive Officer

J. Franklin Hall – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Scott Siefers – Sandler O'Neill & Partners

Jon Arfstrom – RBC Capital Markets Equity Research

John Barber – Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

David Long – Raymond James & Associates

Emlen Harmon – Jefferies & Co., Inc.

Presentation



Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the First Financial Bancorp First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast. All participants will be in listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions) After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Operator Instructions) Please note this event is being recorded.

I’d now like to turn the conference over to Ken Lovik, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development. Please go ahead sir.

Kenneth J. Lovik

Thank you, Denise. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us on today’s conference call to discuss First Financial Bancorp’s first quarter 2012 financial results. Discussing our operating and financial results today will be Claude Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Frank Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Before we get started, I would like to mention that both the press release we issued yesterday announcing our financial results for the quarter and the accompanying supplemental presentation are available on our website at www.bankatfirst.com under the Investor Relations section.

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