First Financial Bancorp

04/18/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/18/2024 04:04

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Your Vote Counts! *Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance. Smartphone users Point your camera here and vote without entering a control number For complete information and to vote, visit Control # V41029-P04721 FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. 255 E. FIFTH STREET, 29TH FLOOR CINCINNATI, OH 45202 FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. 2024 Annual Meeting Vote by 11:59 p.m. May 27, 2024 for shares held directly and 11:59 p.m. May 23, 2024 for shares held in the FFBC 401k Plan. You invested in FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP. and it's time to vote! You have the right to vote on proposals being presented at the Annual Meeting. This is an important notice regarding the availability of proxy material for the shareholder meeting to be held on May 28, 2024. Get informed before you vote View the Notice and Proxy Statement and Annual Report online OR you can receive a free paper or email copy of the materials by requesting them prior to May 14, 2024. If you would like to request a copy of the materials for this and/or future shareholder meetings, you may (1) visit, (2) call 1-800-579-1639 or (3) send an email to [email protected]. If sending an email, please include your control number (indicated below) in the subject line. Unless requested, you will not otherwise receive a paper or email copy. Vote Virtually at the Meeting* May 28, 2024 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time Virtually at: Vote By Mail or Phone: You can vote by mail or phone by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card. The proxy card will also provide instructions to vote the shares via phone.

Vote at Prefer to receive an email instead? While voting on, be sure to click "Delivery Settings". Voting Items Board Recommends V41030-P04721 THIS IS NOT A VOTABLE BALLOT This is an overview of the proposals being presented at the upcoming shareholder meeting. Please follow the instructions on the reverse side to vote these important matters. 1. Election of Directors For Nominees: 01) Anne L. Arvia 02) Vincent A. Berta 03) Cynthia O. Booth 04) Archie M. Brown 05) Claude E. Davis 06) William J. Kramer 07) Dawn C. Morris 08) Thomas M. O'Brien 09) Andre T. Porter 10) Maribeth S. Rahe 11) Gary W. Warzala 2. Ratification of Crowe LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2024. For 3. Advisory (non-binding) vote on the compensation of the Company's executive officers. For NOTE: The proxies are authorized to consider and act upon such other matters as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment thereof.