Charge for Ohio's First Financial

Jackson, Ben
February 2006
American Banker;2/2/2006, Vol. 171 Issue 22, p5
Trade Publication
This article reports that First Financial Bancorp of Hamilton, Ohio, said Wednesday that it would take a fourth-quarter charge of 10 cents a share as it sells $200 million of investment securities to restructure its balance sheet. The $3.7 billion-asset company said it expects the sale to improve its net interest margin by 30 basis points and improve future earnings per share by up to 5 cents a year.


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