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First Federal Bank Celebrates Opening of Second Office in Fort Wayne with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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First Federal Bank hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception to celebrate the opening of a second office in southwest Fort Wayne, Indiana today. The 4,000-square-foot-facility, located at 9909 Illinois Road, brings First Federal Bank’s total number of offices in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and northeast Indiana to 33. This office was designed with stand-alone desks instead of a traditional teller line to facilitate personalized, one-on-one banking experiences for every client. Also as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, First Federal Bank made a check presentation to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana.

According to Phil Bundy, Fort Wayne Market Area Executive, the new office offers a full range of banking services for individual, small business and commercial clients, but with a unique approach to service. “This office is staffed with relationship bankers who will be able to do any type of transaction for you from opening a new account, completing a loan application to making a simple deposit,” Bundy stated. “This facility also gives us an opportunity to build our commitment to Fort Wayne. We are very pleased with our growth, and we look forward to presenting our ‘Customer First’ style of community banking to the residents in southwest Fort Wayne.”

Lisa Stauffer has been appointed as Relationship Banking Manager of the new office, and Dan Fivecoate will serve as Mortgage and Consumer Lending Officer. The office also features staff dedicated to Treasury Management, Business Banking, Wealth Management, and Insurance through First Federal’s affiliate First Insurance Group. “We invite everyone to stop in during the month of September for grand opening specials and to see what our philosophy of ‘Better together.’ truly means,” Stauffer said.

First Federal Bank has an additional Fort Wayne location at 1595 West Dupont Road. The First Federal Bank Illinois Road office number is (260) 432-0022.

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. First Federal Bank is a community bank offering traditional banking services, including residential, commercial and consumer loans, as well as a broad range of deposit account services for retail, business and commercial customers. First Federal Bank operates 33 full-service branches and 43 ATM locations in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and Ft. Wayne, Indiana. First Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency specializing in property, casualty, group, life and health insurance with five offices throughout northwest Ohio.

For more information, visit the First Federal Bank’s Web site at www.first-fed.com.

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