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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 8-K
 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2020
 

FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

Ohio
 
001-34762
 
31-1042001
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. employer
identification number)
 
 
 
 
 
 
255 East Fifth Street, Suite 800
 
Cincinnati,
Ohio
 
45202
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
  
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (877322-9530
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Title of each class
 
Trading symbol
 
Name of exchange on which registered
Common stock, No par value
 
FFBC
 
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company     

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     





Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Richard Olszewski, Kathleen Bardwell and Erin Hoeflinger have each notified First Financial Bancorp (the “Company”) of their decision to retire as directors of the Company effective at the end of their current terms. Accordingly, Mr. Olszewski, Mrs. Bardwell and Mrs. Hoeflinger will not stand for re-election at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 26, 2020. Each of the retiring directors have informed the Company that his or her respective decision to retire is not the result of any disagreement with management or Board of Directors on any matters relating to the Company’s operations or practices.

The Board of Directors intends to take action to reduce the size of the Board from 15 to 12 directors effective as of the 2020 Annual Meeting.












SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP.


 
 
By: /s/ Karen B. Woods
 
 
Karen B. Woods
 
 
General Counsel
 
 
 
Date:
February 28, 2020
 

                    




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