SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 19, 2013
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|| |
|307 North Defiance Street, Archbold, Ohio||43502|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants Telephone Number, including Area Code (419) 446-2501
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Effective July 19, 2013, David P. Rupp, Jr. retired from the Companys Board of Directors in accordance with the mandatory retirement provisions contained in the Companys governing documents. Mr. Rupp has been a valued member of the Companys Board of Directors since 2001, and served as Chairman since 2009. The Company also announced that Jack C. Johnson, who has been on the Board of Directors since 1991, has been promoted to Chairman of the Board. Mr. Johnson has served on the Companys Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, the Loan Review Committee, and the Executive Committee. Mr. Johnson is the owner and President of Hawks Clothing, Inc. and a life-time resident of Williams County, Ohio.
Effective July 19, 2013, the Board of Directors has named Jo Ellen Hornish to fill the vacancy on both the Companys and Banks Board of Directors created by Mr. Rupps resignation, which will expire in 2014. Ms. Hornish resides in Defiance, Ohio with her husband Samuel Hornish, Sr. Ms. Hornish is President of Advantage Powder Coating, Inc., Hornish Bros Inc., and Fountain City Leasing, Inc.
As a member of the Companys Board of Directors, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Hornish will receive fees in accordance with those paid to non-employee members of the Companys Board of Directors in general. Cash compensation is paid to directors in the form of retainers and meeting fees. The standard monthly retainer for Board service is $750, with the Chairman receiving a monthly retainer of $1,000. A $600 fee is paid to a director for each Board meeting attended. Meeting fees ranging from $350 to $600 are paid for each committee meeting attended depending upon the demands of the committee. At this time, it is not known on which committees of the Board of Directors Ms. Hornish will serve.
In addition, the Company, through the Bank, generally engages in the lending of money to Directors and executive officers, including their related interests. All such loans (i) are made in the ordinary course of business, (ii) are made on substantially the same terms, including interest rates and collateral, as those prevailing at the time for comparable transactions with other persons, and (iii) do not involve more than a normal risk of collectability or present other unfavorable features.
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 hereunto authorized.
|FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANCORP, INC.|
|Dated: July 22, 2013||/s/ Paul S. Siebenmorgen|
|Paul S. Siebenmorgen|
|President & Chief Executive Officer|
|/s/ Barbara J. Britenriker|
|Barbara J. Britenriker|
|Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|