Second Quarter Dividend Declared


MainSource Financial Group's Board of Directors announced today that the Company declared a second quarter common dividend of $.145 per share at its May 19, 2008 meeting. The dividend is payable on June 16, 2008 to common shareholders of record as of June 6, 2008. The dividend represents a 3.6% increase over the dividend paid to shareholders in the second quarter last year. This is MainSource Financial Group's seventy-first consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

MainSource Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Greensburg, Indiana is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (under the symbol:"MSFG") and is a community-focused, financial holding company with assets of approximately $2.5 billion. The Company operates 65 offices in 30 Indiana counties, six offices in three Illinois counties, and five offices in two Ohio counties through its three banking subsidiaries, MainSource Bank - Greensburg, Indiana, MainSource Bank - Illinois, Kankakee, Illinois, and MainSource Bank - Ohio, Troy, Ohio. Through its non-banking subsidiaries, MainSource Insurance LLC, and MainSource Title LLC, the Company and its banking subsidiaries provide various related financial services.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the discussion in this press release may include certain forward-looking statements based upon management expectations. Actual results and experience could differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause future results to differ from these expectations include the following: general economic conditions; legislative and regulatory initiatives; monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; deposit flows; the costs of funds; general market rates of interest; interest rates on competing investments; demand for loan products; demand for financial services; changes in accounting policies or guidelines; changes in the quality or composition of the Company's loan and investment portfolios; the Company's ability to integrate acquisitions; the impact of our continuing acquisition strategy; and other factors, including various "risk factors" as set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other reports we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports are available publicly on the SEC website,, and on the Company's website,

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