First Financial Bancorp said it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Farmers State Bancorp of Liberty, Ind., for about $7.6 million in cash.

The companies, which signed a letter of intent on the deal in May, said the merger is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter. Farmers' $63 million-asset Farmers State Bank would become the 14th affiliate of the more than $2 billion-asset First Financial.

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