AGREEMENT FOR RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD
This Agreement for Restricted Stock Award (the "Agreement") is between FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP.,
an Ohio corporation (the "Corporation"), and who, as of , 2010 which is the date of this Agreement,
is an employee of (the "Grantee"):
WHEREAS, the Corporation established the 2009 Employee Stock Plan (the "Plan") and a Committee of the
Board of Directors of the Corporation designated in the Plan (the "Committee") approved the execution of this
Agreement containing the Restricted Stock Award to the Grantee upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual obligations contained herein, it is hereby agreed:
Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything in this Agreement to the contrary, if the Committee determines
that there has been a Change in Control (as such term is defined in the Plan), the Restriction Period ends
with respect to such shares of restricted Common Stock, effective as of the date of such Change in
Control (as determined by the Committee).
The Committee may, at the time of the granting to the Grantee of the restricted Common Stock or at any
time thereafter, reduce or terminate the Restriction Period otherwise applicable to all or any portion of the
restricted Common Stock.
1. Award of Restricted Stock . The Corporation hereby awards to Grantee as of the date of this
Agreement shares of restricted Common Stock of the Corporation ("Common Stock"), without
par value, in consideration of services to be rendered.
2. Restrictions on Transfer . The shares of restricted Common Stock so received by the Grantee and
any additional shares attributable thereto received by the Grantee as a result of any stock dividend,
recapitalization, merger, reorganization or similar event are subject to the restrictions set forth herein and
may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise e