Third Quarter Dividend Declared


Greensburg, Indiana (NASDAQ: MSFG) MainSource Financial Group's Board of Directors announced today that the Company declared a third quarter common dividend of $.145 per share at its August 18, 2008 meeting. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2008 to common shareholders of record as of September 5, 2008. The dividend represents a 3.6% increase over the dividend paid to shareholders in the third quarter last year. This is MainSource Financial Group's seventy-second consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

MainSource Financial Group, Inc. is a community-focused, financial services holding company with assets exceeding $2.5 billion. The Company operates 77 banking offices through its three banking subsidiaries, MainSource Bank, Greensburg, Indiana, MainSource Bank of Illinois, Kankakee, Illinois, and MainSource Bank-Ohio, Troy, Ohio. The Company’s non-banking subsidiaries, MainSource Insurance, LLC and MainSource Title, LLC, provide 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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