Evansville, Ind. – Old National Bank (NYSE: ONB) joined AT&T, Intel and Campbell’s Soup as a recipient of the 2010 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence, which is presented annually by the Points of Light Institute. This prestigious national award honors companies for their extraordinary employee volunteer efforts to solve community problems.

The Points of Light Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence, established in 1993, is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards that can be bestowed upon a U.S. company in recognition of community partnership and corporate engagement.  The award supports the mission of the Points of Light Institute: to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to change the world through volunteer service.

“We are incredibly proud and humbled that Old National Bank has been chosen for this prestigious honor,” said Bob Jones, Old National President and CEO.  “It is a testament to our associate commitment to community leadership and service, and a powerful illustration that you don’t have to be a big company to make a big impact in the community.”

Jones continued, “Being a community bank in 2010 and beyond is about far more than meeting the financial needs of families and businesses. It requires a true passion for community service and a commitment to servant leadership. For us, it’s also about empowering and encouraging our associates to be every bit as engaged in community organizations, activities and causes as we are as a company.” 

Old National will be recognized and officially receive the award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service on June 29 in New York City.  The conference is the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors.

“As we continue to usher in a renewed surge of civic engagement, we are seeing an impressive number of organizations stepping up and answering the call to service,” said Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light Institute. “It is truly inspiring to see companies leading the way, leveraging their unique assets and mobilizing their employees to make a meaningful difference in their communities.”

Community Leaders Respond to Old National’s Achievement

“Without a doubt, Old National Bank is a rare and cherished partner to our agency,” said Tonja Eagan, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. “They do not have a ”surface” approach to community service and involvement…They (also) provide the financial resources necessary…and they actively encourage others to get involved.”

“Throughout the community, Old National stands out in support of human service agencies, special events, and all types of activities and efforts that make Carbondale a better place,” said Randy Osborn, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale.  “Their employees are involved and take on many leadership roles in service organizations and committees that serve thousands of people around southern Illinois.  The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale is so fortunate to have been ”adopted” by ONB for the 100 Men Who Cook fundraising event.  This is only the latest of many gestures in our first six years that they have offered to help us serve the children who need us most.  We”re so grateful to the people of Old National for all they do to make this a great place to live.”

“Old National Bank has strived to develop far-reaching, actionable community programs to significantly increase Americans’ understanding of their financial opportunities within their communities,” said Doug Gibbens, Executive Director, Indiana Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

“Old National Bank provides countless volunteer hours to support the needs of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation students and families,” said Cathlin Gray, Associate Superintendent – Family, School and Community Partnerships.   “In 2009 alone, they logged more than 770 volunteer hours supporting EVSC initiatives.  Old National Bank, under the leadership of Bob Jones, serves as an example of corporate engagement at its best.”

About Points of Light Institute

Points of Light Institute inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. The Institute has a global focus to redefine volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century, putting people at the center of community problem solving. They are organized to innovate, incubate and activate new ideas that help people act upon their power to make a difference. Points of Light Institute operates three dynamic business units that share its mission: HandsOn Network, MissionFish and the Civic Incubator.

About Old National Bancorp

Old National Bancorp, celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2009, is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana and, with $8 billion in assets, ranks among the top 100 banking companies in the United States. Since its founding inEvansville in 1834, Old National has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with clients in its primary footprint of Indiana, Illinois andKentucky.  In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, wealth management, investments and brokerage, Old National also owns one of the largest independent insurance agencies headquartered in Indiana, offering complete personal and commercial insurance solutions. For more information and financial data, please visit the Company’s website at www.oldnational.com

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