First Commonwealth Financial Corp. Receives Regulatory Approval for Centric Financial Corp. Merger

INDIANA, Pa., Nov. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF) announced that it has received all regulatory approvals required to complete the previously announced merger of Centric Financial Corporation with and into First Commonwealth and the merger of Centric Bank with and into First Commonwealth Bank.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has approved the merger of Centric Bank with and into First Commonwealth Bank, and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has approved the merger of Centric with and into First Commonwealth and the merger of the subsidiary banks. In addition, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has granted First Commonwealth a waiver of its merger application requirements.

The completion of the merger remains subject to the approval of Centric shareholders and is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2023.

About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF), headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services Company with 119 community banking offices in 26 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania and throughout Ohio, as well as business banking operations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Canton, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company also operates mortgage offices in Wexford, Pennsylvania, as well as Hudson, and Lewis Center, Ohio. First Commonwealth provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage, equipment finance, wealth management and insurance products and services through its subsidiaries First Commonwealth Bank and First Commonwealth Insurance Agency.

About Centric Financial Corporation

Founded in 2007, Centric Financial Corporation, and its subsidiary, Centric Bank, is headquartered in south central Pennsylvania with assets of $1.1 billion and remains a leader in organic loan growth.  A locally owned, locally loaned community bank, Centric Bank provides competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, families, and the health care industry.  An American Banker 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 Best Banks to Work For, three-time Best Places to Work, Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies for eight years, and four times ranked a Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Bank by American Banker for financial performance.