DEFIANCE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WHAT: First Defiance Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: FDEF), holding company for First Federal Bank and First Insurance Group, will become Premier Financial Corp. at the close of business on June 19, 2020, to coincide with the previously announced bank name change to Premier Bank. The company’s stock will continue to be traded on NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol “PFC” to coincide with the name change.
WHEN: June 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm
WHY: “We are excited to begin trading under our new ‘PFC’ symbol and believe that the new name and ticker matches our goal of achieving greater name recognition through aligning our holding company name with the name of our banking subsidiary,” explained Donald P. Hileman, CEO. “The symbol change aligns directly with our corporate brand and will strengthen our visibility in the market, making it easier for current shareholders and prospective investors to find and follow the bank.”
The company’s investor relations website will be accessible at PremierFinCorp.com. No action is required by current shareholders relative to the name or ticker symbol change.
About First Federal Bank and First Defiance Financial Corp.
First Defiance Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: FDEF), headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance Group. United Community Financial Corp. merged with First Defiance Financial Corp. on January 31, 2020. The combined organization operates 78 branches, 12 loan offices and 2 wealth offices in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Currently, 33 branches, 2 wealth offices and 11 loan production offices continue to operate as Home Savings Bank. First Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency with ten offices in Ohio including James & Sons Insurance in Youngstown, Ohio.