Old National Bancorp (ONB) in Evansville, Ind., reported a small rise in fourth-quarter earnings, as higher expenses offset a rise in interest income.

The $9.4 billion-asset company reported Monday a 4% increase in quarterly net income, to $23 million, compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. The 23 cent per-share profit was identical to the company's earnings in the year-prior period, and was in line with the expectations of analysts polled by Bloomberg.

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