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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