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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 17, 2018 



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Item 8.01 Other Events

On June 20, 2018, Old National Bancorp ("ONB") and Klein Financial, Inc. ("Klein") entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Klein will merge with and into ONB whereupon the separate corporate existence of Klein will cease and ONB will survive (the "Merger"). In connection with the Merger, Klein Bank, National Association, a wholly owned subsidiary of Klein, will be merged with and into Old National Bank, a national banking association and wholly owned subsidiary of ONB, with Old National Bank as the surviving bank (the "Bank Merger"). The Merger Agreement is described in more detail in ONB’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 21, 2018.

ONB has received regulatory approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for the Bank Merger and the Federal Reserve for the Merger. Additionally, the shareholders of Klein have approved the Merger.  The Merger and Bank Merger are expected to be effective November 1, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. 



Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the expected timing, completion, financial benefits and other effects of the proposed Merger between ONB and Klein. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “could” and “should,” and other words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements express management’s current expectations or forecasts of future events and, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties and there are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: expected cost savings, synergies and other financial benefits from the proposed transaction might not be realized within the expected time frames and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters might be greater than expected; satisfaction of closing conditions; delay in closing the proposed transaction; the reaction to the transaction of the companies’ customers and employees; market, economic, operational, liquidity, credit and interest rate risks associated with ONB’s and Klein’s businesses; competition; government legislation and policies (including the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and its related regulations); ability of ONB and Klein to execute their respective business plans (including integrating the ONB and Klein businesses); changes in the economy which could materially impact credit quality trends and the ability to generate loans and gather deposits; failure or circumvention of our internal controls; failure or disruption of our information systems; significant changes in accounting, tax or regulatory practices or requirements; new legal obligations or liabilities or unfavorable resolutions of litigations; other matters discussed in this Current Report and other factors identified in ONB’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this Current Report, and ONB undertakes no obligation to release revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or conditions after the date of this Current Report.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: October 17, 2018







/s/ Jeffrey L. Knight



Jeffrey L. Knight

EVP, Chief Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary