XNAS:FFBC First Financial Bancorp Insider Activity 4/A Filing - 3/14/2012

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FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
gehlmann gregory a
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP /OH/ [FFBC]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP/Corporate General Counsel
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
255 EAST FIFTH STREET, SUITE 2900
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/14/2012
(Street)

CINCINNATI, OH 45202
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
03/15/2012
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 03/14/2012   A(1)   2,307 A $16.99 20,753 D  
Common Stock 03/14/2012   D(2)   3,396 D $16.99 28,551 I Restricted
Common Stock               4,988 I 401k

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
2005 (ISO) Stock Option $18.63             06/21/2006 06/21/2016 Common Stock 5,367   5,367 D  
2005 (NQ) Sock Option $18.63             06/21/2006 06/21/2016 Common Stock 6,033   6,033 D  
2006 (ISO) Stock Option $16.02             04/24/2007 04/24/2016 Common Stock 6,242   6,242 D  
2006 (NQ) Stock Option $16.02             04/24/2007 04/24/2016 Common Stock 10,258   10,258 D  
2007 (ISO) Stock Option $14.9             04/30/2008 04/30/2017 Common Stock 6,711   6,711 D  
2007 (NQ) Stock Option $14.9             04/30/2008 04/30/2017 Common Stock 12,889   12,889 D  
2008 (ISO) Stock Option $11.64             02/14/2009 02/14/2018 Common Stock 8,591   8,591 D  
2008 (NQ) Stock Option $11.64             02/14/2009 02/14/2018 Common Stock 43,909   43,909 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
gehlmann gregory a
255 EAST FIFTH STREET
SUITE 2900
CINCINNATI, OH 45202
      EVP/Corporate General Counsel  

Signatures

 /s/Terri J Ziepfel, POA   03/15/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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