DEFIANCE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: FDEF), the holding company for
First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance Group, today
announced that Charles D. Niehaus has been appointed to the Company’s
Board of Directors and First Federal Bank Board of Directors, effective
as of July 21, 2014, filling the seat left vacant by the retirement of
Thomas A. Voigt. Currently, Niehaus is Managing Partner at Niehaus &
Associates, Ltd., Toledo, Ohio. Niehaus has represented corporate and
business clients for over twenty years on a wide range of business
issues including the representation of financial institutions in
formation, acquisitions, shareholder matters, commercial lending, bank
litigation and regulatory compliance.
“We are delighted to have Mr. Niehaus join our Board,” said William J.
Small, Chairman of the Board of First Defiance. “He brings extensive
experience in the legal and financial services areas and will
undoubtedly provide valuable guidance and insight with respect to our
strategy and compliance.”
Niehaus is a member of the Toledo Bar Association, Ohio State Bar
Association, and American Bar Association. He received his Juris
Doctorate from The University of Toledo Law School and Bachelor of
Science in Civil Engineering from Lawrence Technological University.
About First Defiance Financial Corp.
First Defiance Financial Corp., headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, is the
holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First
Insurance Group. First Federal operates 32 full-service branches and 42
ATM locations in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and northeast
Indiana. First Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency with
five offices throughout northwest Ohio.
For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.fdef.com.
First Defiance Financial Corp.
Donald P. Hileman President and CEO,
Source: First Defiance Financial Corp.