UPDATE - INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Commences an Investigation of the Board of Directors of PEOPLES BANCORP In Connection With the Fairness of the SALE OF THE COMPANY TO HORIZON BANCORP

NEW YORK--()--The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinksy, LLP:

TO: ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO PURCHASED OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRED COMMON STOCK OF PEOPLES BANCORP (Other OTC:PBNI) (“Peoples Bancorp” or “the Company”) PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 19, 2015 AND CONTINUE TO HOLD SUCH SHARES.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has commenced an investigation into the fairness of the sale of Peoples Bancorp to Horizon Bancorp. Click here to learn more about the investigation: http://zlk.9nl.com/peoples-bancorp-pbni. There is no cost or obligation to you.

The Board of Directors of Peoples Bancorp agreed to sell the Company to Horizon Bancorp (Nasdaq: HBNC). Under the terms of the transaction, Peoples Bancorp shareholders will receive $9.75 in cash and 0.95 shares of Horizon Bancorp stock for each Peoples Bancorp common share they own. The investigation concerns whether the Board of Peoples Bancorp breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before agreeing to enter into this transaction, and whether Horizon Bancorp is underpaying for Peoples Bancorp shares.

If you own Peoples Bancorp common stock and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or visit http://zlk.9nl.com/peoples-bancorp-pbni.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise in prosecuting securities litigation involving financial fraud, representing investors throughout the nation in securities and shareholder lawsuits. For more information, please feel free to contact any of the attorneys listed below. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

Contacts

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph Levi, Esq.
Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
Fax: (866) 367-6510
www.zlk.com

Release Summary

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has commenced an investigation into the fairness of the sale of Peoples Bancorp to Horizon Bancorp.

Contacts

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph Levi, Esq.
Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
Fax: (866) 367-6510
www.zlk.com