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First Bancorp of Indiana, Inc. Announces Financial Results

EVANSVILLE, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 01/24/14 -- First Bancorp of Indiana, Inc., (OTCBB: FBPI), the holding company for First Federal Savings Bank, reported earnings of $321,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to net income of $349,000 in the same quarter last year. The quarter-over-quarter change was attributed largely to higher overhead expenses and reduced noninterest income, particularly gains from the sale of loans. These items were partially offset by a small increase in net interest income. Additionally, improving asset quality reduced the need for additional provisions for loan losses.

Net interest income for the six months ended December 31, 2013, improved 2.5% from the same period last fiscal year as a decrease in the cost of funds more than offset lower interest revenue. During the past year net loans grew 7.0% to help mitigate margin compression related to the low interest rate environment. Noninterest income declined 10.2% between the six-month periods due to reduced gains from the sale of loans as far fewer borrowers sought to refinance their mortgage loans. Finally, costs associated with a new operations center, a new branch facility in Petersburg, Indiana, and additional staffing needs were largely responsible for the 3.7% increase in noninterest expenses.

At approximately 8.7%, First Federal's tier one capital ratio was well in excess of the five percent regulatory standard for "well-capitalized" financial institutions. The bank's other capital measurements also continue to comfortably exceed "well-capitalized" standards. In addition, First Bancorp paid a dividend of 15.5 cents per outstanding share for the 23rd consecutive quarter.

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated. Persons are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to various factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements.


                       First Bancorp of Indiana, Inc.
                     Consolidated Financial Highlights
                               (in thousands)


                          12/31/2013   6/30/2013
                         ===========  ===========
Selected Balance Sheet
 Data:                   (unaudited)
Total assets                 378,597      376,940
Investment securities         98,181       87,376
Loans receivable, net        225,453      213,994
Deposit accounts             264,024      264,948
Borrowings                    73,155       73,155
Stockholders' equity          34,143       34,454


                               Three months               Six months
                            ended December 31,        ended December 31,

                             2013         2012         2013         2012
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========
Operating Results:       (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)
Interest income                3,232        3,307        6,493        6,681
Interest expense                 839          954        1,681        1,987
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Net interest income            2,393        2,353        4,812        4,694
Provision for loan losses         10          120          130          225
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Net interest income after
 provision                     2,383        2,233        4,682        4,469
Noninterest income               823          885        1,715        1,909
Noninterest expense            2,884        2,772        5,787        5,578
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Income before income
 taxes and cumulative
 effect of a change in
 accounting principle            322          346          610          800
Income taxes                       1           (3)         (11)          19
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Net income                       321          349          621          781
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

CONTACT:
Michael H. Head
President and CEO
First Bancorp of Indiana
812-492-8100

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