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Horizon Bancorp and Kosciusko Financial in $22.5m merger deal

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Horizon Bancorp will acquire Kosciusko Financial and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Farmers State Bank, an Indiana state chartered bank, through a stock and cash merger.

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Under the terms of the merger agreement, shareholders of Kosciusko will have the option to receive $81.75 per share in cash or 3.0122 shares of Horizon common stock for each share of Kosciusko’s common stock or a combination thereof, provided the overall shares exchanged consist of 65% stock and 35% cash.

Based upon the February 3, 2016, closing price of $23.99 per share of Horizon common stock, the transaction has an implied valuation of approximately $22.5 million.

Established in 1892 and headquartered in Mentone, Indiana, Kosciusko, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Farmers State Bank, serves northeast Indiana with five full-service banking locations.

As of December 31, 2015, Kosciusko had total assets of approximately $148.2 million and total equity of $16.5 million, translating to an equity to asset ratio of 11.1%.

Horizon Bancorp is a community bank holding company headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana with total assets of $2.7 billion as of December 31, 2015.

Horizon Bancorp’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank, still operates under its original charter, dating back to 1873, with forty-six offices extending throughout northern and central Indiana and southwestern and central Michigan.

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