First Financial Corp. merges with HopFed Bancorp.

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — First Financial Corporation announced Monday that it completed its merger with HopFed Bancorp, Inc. and the merger of First Financial’s wholly owned subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A. , with HFBC’s wholly owned subsidiary, Heritage Bank USA, Inc.

“We are happy we can officially welcome the customers and associates of Heritage Bank to the First Financial family,” said Norman L. Lowery, President and CEO of First Financial. “We look forward to building on the Heritage tradition of excellent products and services as we combine our institutions into one dynamic community bank.”

“This partnership between our two great companies represents a significant milestone for our customers and our valued associates,” added John Peck, President and CEO of HFBC. “It provides added strength to our organization and substantial opportunities for growth.”

As a result of the merger, First Financial Bank now operates 83 banking centers and five loan production offices serving Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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