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INVESTOhio Equity Conference Announces Presentation Lineup, Expert Roundtables and Schedule

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Columbus-based utility American Electric Power and Cincinnati-based payment processor Vantiv, Inc. are among the many Ohio public companies that will be making investor presentations at the 2013 INVESTOhio Equity Conference.

The event, to be held Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University, features public companies from all across Ohio, providing a forum for analysts, fund managers and other professional investors to interact face to face with senior executives.

Ohio public companies of various sizes and industry sectors will be represented, including those in the banking, financial support services, food products, health care, insurance, logistics, manufacturing and specialty coatings industries. Additionally, expert roundtables will examine energy and healthcare issues affecting Ohio companies and consumers.

Following the 7:45 a.m. breakfast and 8:25 a.m. conference opening, the activities and participating companies and executives are as scheduled:

Crowe Horwath/Ice Miller Presentation Area (Great Hall 1), First Floor

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m. – Expert Roundtable, Energy – "What the frack is going on with Ohio energy?"

Panelists: Suken Patel, CFA, Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc., Research Analyst, Energy; Mark James, Vice President, Economic and Business Development, American Electric Power Company; Joel K. Havard, Vice President, Hilliard Lyons, senior analyst for consumer durable goods and services and regional energy producer industries; Representative, Energy Development Industry. Moderator: R. Travis Upton, CFA, FRM, CAIA, Chief Investment Officer, The Joseph Group Capital Management. Continuing education credit available.

9:55 – 10:30 American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP), Columbus. Julie Sloat, Senior Vice President & Treasurer. Industry: Energy utility.

10:35 – 11:10 RPM International, Inc. (NYSE:RPM), Medina. Barry M. Slifstein, Vice President, Investor Relations & Planning. Industry: High-performance coatings, sealants and specialty chemicals.

11:15 – 11:50Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV), Cincinnati. Nathan Rozof, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. Industry: Payment processing/Financial technology.

1:10 p.m. 1:45 p.m.Lancaster Colony Corporation (Nasdaq:LANC), Columbus. John B. "Jay" Gerlach, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Industry: Food and consumer products.

1:50 2:25Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT:CMT), Columbus. Kevin L. Barnett, Chief Executive Officer. Industry: Manufacturing.

2:30 – 3:05 Pacer International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PACR), Dublin. John J. Hafferty, Chief Financial Officer; Steve Markosky, Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations. Industry: Logistics/Transportation.

Hilliard Lyons Presentation Area (Great Hall 2), First Floor

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.Expert Roundtable, Healthcare: The latest take on healthcare and the Affordable Care Act.

Panelists: Clay B. Marsh, MD, Senior Associate VP and Chief Innovation Officer, IDEA Studio; Vice Dean, Office of Health Sciences and Wexner Medical Center; Igor Golalic, CFA, Healthcare Analyst, Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc.; Christopher Sears, Partner, healthcare focus, Ice Miller LLP. Moderator: Rick Clemens, President, Hawk100 investment advisory company. Continuing education credit available.

9:55 – 10:30 AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ADK), Springfield, Ohio/Roswell, Ga. David A. Tenwick, Chairman. Industry: Healthcare/senior living.

10:35 – 11:10 National Interstate Corporation (Nasdaq:NATL), Richfield. David Michelson, President and Chief Executive Officer; Gary N. Monda, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Industry: Insurance.

11:15 – 11:50Farmers National Banc Corp. (Nasdaq:FMNB), Canfield. John S. Gulas, President and Chief Executive Officer; Carl D. Culp, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Industry: Banking.

1:10 p.m. 1:45 p.m.Cortland Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Markets:CLDB), Cortland. James M. Gasior, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer. Industry: Banking.

1:50 2:25First Citizens Banc Corp. (Nasdaq:FCZA), Sandusky. James O. Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer; Richard J. Dutton, Vice President and COO. Industry: Banking.

In addition to attending the formal presentations, investors can meet separately with the participating company executives. Meeting requests can be made online at or after registration.

Details about the featured lunchtime executive keynote speaker are to be announced. The conference presentation schedule, profiles of companies and presenters, and other information can be found at http://www.invest-oh.com/companies.html

How to attend

Qualified institutional investors, fund managers, analysts and financial/investment professionals can attend INVESTOhio as its guests, with associated costs (admission, continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon activities) underwritten by the conference. Advance registration online is required. Use the registration code included in the conference invitation or call the conference for information regarding qualifications.

Other business professionals may also attend the conference. Advance registration is discounted to $75 until August 31, after which the regular $150 registration fee applies. To pay by credit card and receive a confirmation code for registration, download a payment form from the registration page or call or email INVESTOhio for instructions. Registration ends on Friday, Sept. 6.

Sponsors and supporters

INVESTOhio's title sponsors are the professional services firms Crowe Horwath LLP, and Ice Miller LLP. The event is also supported by Ohio chapters of leading professional organizations representing senior corporate executives, investor relations officers and professionals in the analyst community, including the Financial Executives International chapter in Columbus; the Central Ohio chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors (Three Rivers chapter).

In addition to Crowe Horwath and Ice Miller, sponsors include Platinum Sponsor Hilliard Lyons, a financial services and wealth management firm with more than 70 offices in 12 states; and gold sponsors NASDAQ OMX, the Wall Street Transcript, Fahlgren Mortine Investor Relations, mergermarket.com, Wall Street Calendar, Optimum Printing, O'Neil Arnold Photography and Mozaic Investor Relations. The Ohio State University – Fisher College of Business is the educational sponsor. More information can be found at http://www.invest-oh.com/sponsors.html.

The general public can view live webcast presentations by visiting the INVESTOhio home page. Click on "Listen to webcasts of corporate presentations" to register and to choose a presentation.

Contact these steering committee members for more information about the event (www.invest-oh.com):

Media:

Terry McWilliams, Chairman, INVESTOhio, President, Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc. 614-364-4224, terrym@mozaicir.com.

Analysts, fund managers, institutional investors:

R. Travis Upton, CFA, FRM, CAIA, Chief Investment Officer, The Joseph Group Capital Management, former president, CFA Society of Columbus, 614-228-4300, travis.upton@josephgroupinc.com

Kevin Fix, President, Financial Executives International – Columbus chapter, 614.372.5430, kfix@newhavencap.com

Sponsors:

Mark Baer, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP, 614.469.0001, mark.baer@crowehorwath.com

Lori Anger, Ice Miller LLP, 614.462.2700, lori.anger@icemiller.com

Other Steering Committee Members:

Richard Clemens, CFA, CPA, President, Hawk100

Matt Sinkovitz, Vice President- Research, Gratry and Company

John Schoger, President, National Investor Relations Institute, Central Ohio Chapter.

Kelly Szejko, President, National Association of Corporate Directors - Three Rivers Chapter

Elisabeth Hessler, Marketing, Crowe Horwath LLP

Jim Davidson, Partner, Patricia Batesole, Ice Miller LLC

Stephen Brown, Senior Vice President, Hilliard Lyons

Dorothea Cernera, Stephen Chalmers, Rob Vanderheyden, NASDAQ OMX

Dorothy Martin, President and COO, Optimum Companies

Carol Merry, Senior Vice President, Fahlgren Mortine Investor Relations

Note: The INVESTOhio Equity Conference has no connection with a similarly named State of Ohio tax incentive.

Source:INVESTOhio Conference LLC