Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  September 5, 2018
Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
515 Franklin Street, Michigan City, Indiana
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(219) 879-0211
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 7.01   Regulation FD Disclosure.
Craig M. Dwight, the Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (“Horizon”) and Mark E. Secor, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Horizon, will be speaking with and presenting to investors at the 2018 Raymond James U.S. Bank Conference on September 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The presentation materials they will be using are attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and also are available on our website at www.horizonbank.com. Horizon undertakes no obligation to update, supplement or amend the materials attached as Exhibit 99.1.
The information disclosed under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
A cautionary note about forward-looking statements: This Current Report and the presentation materials may contain forward-looking statements regarding the financial performance, business prospects, growth and operating strategies of Horizon. For these statements, Horizon claims the protections of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in the presentation materials should be considered in conjunction with the other information available about Horizon, including the information in the filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations or forecasts of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. We have tried, wherever possible, to identify such statements by using words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “will” and similar expressions in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance.
Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include risk factors relating to the banking industry and the other factors detailed from time to time in Horizon’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in Horizon’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Horizon does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions that may be made to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the events or circumstances after the date on which the forward-looking statement is made, or reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except to the extent required by law.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Certain information set forth in the presentation materials attached as Exhibit 99.1 refers to financial measures determined by methods other than in accordance with GAAP. Specifically, we have included non-GAAP financial measures relating to net income, diluted earnings per share, net interest margin, efficiency ratio, tangible stockholders’ equity, and tangible book value per share. In each case, we have identified special circumstances that we consider to be non-recurring and have excluded them in order to show the impact of such events. Such events may include acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments, the tax reform bill and other events we have identified in our reconciliations. Horizon believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are helpful to investors and provide a greater understanding of our business without giving effect to the purchase accounting impacts and one-time costs of acquisitions and other non-core items. These measures are not necessarily comparable to similar measures that may be presented by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measure. A reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to its GAAP counterpart is included in Exhibit 99.1 in the Appendix.


Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d)  Exhibits
Exhibit No.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereto duly authorized.
Date: September 5, 2018
Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
/s/ Mark E. Secor
Mark E. Secor
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer