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): January 24, 2013
DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP.
(Exact name of registrant
as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
||(Commission File Number)
||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
601 Clinton Street,
Defiance, Ohio 43512
(Address of principal executive
offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area
code: (419) 782-5015
(Former name or former address, if changed
since last report)
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Section 2 – Financial Information.
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 28, 2013, First Defiance Financial
Corp. (“First Defiance”) issued a press release regarding its earnings for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. A copy
of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election
of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) On January 24, 2013, William
J. Small, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Defiance and Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Defiance (the
“Board”), announced to management his intention to retire from his positions as President and Chief Executive Officer
of First Defiance to be effective as of December 31, 2013. Mr. Small intends to continue serving in his role as Chairman of the
Board of both First Defiance and First Defiance’s wholly-owned subsidiary, First Federal Bank of the Midwest (“First
(c) On January 28, 2013, the Board
approved the appointment of Donald P. Hileman, 60 years old, to the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of First
Defiance, to be effective as of January 1, 2014.
Mr. Hileman has served
as Chief Financial Officer of First Defiance and First Federal since March 16, 2009, after serving as Interim Financial Officer
since October 20, 2008. Mr. Hileman was also appointed as Executive Vice President of First Defiance in November 2008 and Chief
Executive Officer of First Defiance’s wholly-owned subsidiary, First Insurance Group of the Midwest, Inc. in July 2007, and
continues to serve in those capacities. Prior to joining First Defiance, Mr. Hileman was Corporate Controller of Sky Financial
Group, Inc. for 12 years.
(d) On January 28, 2013, the Board
appointed Mr. Hileman to fill the vacancy on the Board created by the retirement of Dwain Metzger in April 2012. Mr. Hileman’s
term will expire at the annual meeting of shareholders in 2015. Mr. Hileman has been appointed to serve on the Risk Committee of
the Board of First Defiance. Mr. Hileman’s appointment to the Board and its Risk Committee is effective immediately. Mr.
Hileman currently receives compensation for his service as an executive officer and will not receive any additional compensation
for this service on the Board.
Mr. Hileman has in-depth
knowledge and experience with the operations of First Defiance and its subsidiaries. His detailed insights will help to inform
the independent directors and allow them to make better decisions.
The announcement of
Mr. Small’s retirement and Mr. Hileman’s appointment is included in Exhibit 99.1.
Section 9 – Financial Statements
Item 9.01 Financial
Statements and Exhibits.
||Press Release dated January 28, 2013|
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 hereunto duly authorized.
||FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP.|
||/s/ Donald P. Hileman|
||Donald P. Hileman, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
Date: January 28, 2013