From: Robert E. Hoptry
Sent: March 21, 2006
Subject: File No. 4-511

I serve as Chairman of the Board of a small financial services company headquartered in rural Indiana. Compliance with recent regulations resulting from Sarbanes-Oxley legislation has resulted in additional costs to our company in excess of $1,000,000. In my opinion, this has unfairly penalized our shareholders because of the illegal actions at a few major U.S. corporations. I truly believe the financial burden of all such legislation has collectively robbed investors in smaller companies of several times more profit than all of the losses incurred by so very few dishonest corporate executives.

I have been advised that the above referenced proposal would significantly reduce such burden on companies such as ours and respectfully ask that you favorably consider adoption thereof.

Robert E. Hoptry
Chairman of the Board
MainSource Financial Group
Greensburg, Indiana