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Announcing Scott Balthaser and Patrick Thomas to new Corporate Banking Positions

Indiana, PA (April 6, 2023) – Scott Balthaser and Patrick Thomas have recently been promoted to the position of Corporate Banker in First Commonwealth’s Community PA region. Balthaser will be covering northern communities in and around Altoona, State College, DuBois and St. Marys. Thomas will be covering Indiana and Westmoreland Counties. In these roles both will be working with area business clients and prospects as their relationship manager and development officer.

Scott Balthaser

Patrick Thomas

“Both Scott and Patrick have a strong track record of performance here at First Commonwealth and I look forward to them working with our corporate clients,” offered Jamie Straub, Corporate Banking Group Manager for First Commonwealth’s Community PA Region. “They are going to be tremendous additions to our corporate banking team.”

Scott has been with First Commonwealth for over ten years, and for the past five years serving as a manager in the Bank’s Credit Department. Scott was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2022 and has had firsthand experience developing the corporate banking portfolio in Community PA.  He also has held commercial lending roles with other financial institutions previously in his banking career. He is an Indiana University of PA (IUP) graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and lives in Indiana.

Patrick has been with First Commonwealth for nearly five years, and in that span of time has excelled as a branch manager, area manager and most recently as a business banker. He is a 2010 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and also has a Master’s Degree from IUP. Patrick is an active member of his community partnering with organizations including Westmoreland Community Action, Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity, and the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department. Patrick resides in Greensburg.

About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF), headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services company with 126 community banking offices in 30 counties throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as business banking centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, 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, wealth management and insurance products and services through its subsidiaries First Commonwealth Bank and First Commonwealth Insurance Agency. For more information about First Commonwealth or to open an account today, please visit www.fcbanking.com.

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