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) May 21, 2018
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
307 North Defiance Street,
|(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 8.01.||Other Matters|
The Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (the Company) has formed an ad hoc Search Committee (the Committee) to lead the effort to find a successor to Paul S. Siebenmorgen, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Farmers & Merchants State Bank (the Bank), the Companys wholly-owned subsidiary. Mr. Siebenmorgen, who is 68 years old, has been President and CEO of the Company for almost 15 years. The Company has retained Kaplan Partners, an executive search and consulting firm, to assist the Committee with the process, identification, and assessment of both internal and external candidates. The Committee will be chaired by Kevin J. Sauder, who is also chair of the Companys Compensation Committee, and the members will include Board Chair Jack C. Johnson, Dr. Marcia S. Latta and Anthony J. Rupp. Mr. Siebenmorgen will remain President and CEO until his successor has been selected. There is no precise timetable for the retention of a new CEO.
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.|
/s/ Paul S. Siebnmorgen
|Paul S. Siebnmorgen|
|President & Chief Executive Officer|
|Dated: May 23, 2018|
/s/ Barbara J. Britenriker
|Barbara J. Britenriker|
|Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (the Company) wishes to take advantage of the Safe Harbor provisions included in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements by the Company, including managements expectations and comments, may not be based on historical facts and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21B of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended. Actual results could vary materially depending on risks and uncertainties inherent in general and local banking conditions, competitive factors specific to markets in which the Company and its subsidiaries operate, future interest rate levels, legislative and regulatory decisions or capital market conditions. The Company assumes no responsibility to update this information. For more details, please refer to the Companys SEC filings, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.