Because of a production error, the last several words were missing from a page 6 profile Thursday of Stanley Pontius, chief executive officer of First Financial Bancorp. in Hamilton, Ohio. The last sentence, quoting Mr. Pontius, should have read:

"If we stay focused on profitability and customer service, we'll stay an independent super community bank."

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An April 21 story, "U.S. Bancorp Receives Fed Approval to Buy Brokerage Firm Piper Jaffray" (page 2), erred in saying shareholders of both firms would meet April 30 to vote on the deal. Only Piper Jaffray's will do so then.

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