|EX-10.1 - FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF THE MIDWEST EXECUTIVE GROUP LIFE PLAN - POST SEPERATION - FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP||dex101.htm|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 30, 2010
FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
601 Clinton Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (419) 782-5015
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management
|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
(e) On June 30, 2010, First Federal Bank of the Midwest (the Bank), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Defiance Financial Corp., adopted the First Federal Bank of the Midwest Executive Group Life Plan Post Separation (the Plan) in which various employees, including the Companys named executive officers, may participate.
Under the terms of the Plan, the Bank will purchase and own life insurance policies covering the lives of employees selected by the board of directors of the Bank as participants. The board has determined to include Messrs. Small, Hileman, Rohrs, Allen and Rose, as well as one other employee, as participants at this time.
The Bank will pay all premiums on these life insurance policies. Each participant may designate a beneficiary to receive a payment of the Participants Interest upon the participants death. The Participants Interest is equal to the lesser of: (1) two times the participants base salary as in effect in the year of the participants death, or if the participants dies after termination of employment, in the year prior to the participants termination; or (2) the net death proceeds payable under the life insurance policy minus the greater of (i) the cash surrender value or (ii) the aggregate amount of premiums paid by the Bank on the policy. Each year, participants will be taxed on the value of the insurance coverage provided by the life insurance policies purchased under the Plan in accordance with applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Bank may terminate any life insurance policy under the Plan at any time, subject to the right of a participant to purchase such policy. The Bank may amend or terminate the Plan at any time, provided that any amendment or termination may not reduce or eliminate the right of a participant under the Plan without the participants consent.
The participant may voluntarily terminate participation in the Plan, in which event the participants beneficiary shall forfeit any right to the Participants Interest. In addition, the participants beneficiary will forfeit any right to the Participants Interest if: (1) the participant is subject to a final removal or prohibition order issued by an appropriate federal banking agency pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act; (2) the participant is terminated for cause; (3) the participant commits suicide within two years after issuance of a life insurance policy under the Plan, or the issuer of a life insurance policy under the Plan denies coverage due to a material misstatement by the participant on any life insurance policy application or for any other reason. Generally, cause means the personal dishonesty, willful misconduct, breach of fiduciary duty involving personal profit, intentional failure to perform stated duties, willful violation of any law, rule or regulation (other than traffic violations or similar offenses) or final cease-and-desist order or material breach of any provision of the Plan. However, no act or failure to act on the participants part shall be considered willful unless done, or omitted to be done, by the participant not in good faith and without reasonable belief that the participants action or omission was in the best interest of the Bank.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||First Federal Bank of the Midwest Executive Group Life Plan Post Separation|
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP.|
|Donald P. Hileman, Chief Financial Officer|
Date: July 6, 2010