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) August 15, 2014
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction||(Commission||(IRS Employer|
|of Incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|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|
Effective August 15, 2014, Dexter L. Benecke retired from the Companys Board of Directors in accordance with the mandatory retirement provisions contained in the Companys governing documents. Mr. Benecke has been a valued member of the Companys Board of Directors since 1999. He served as Vice Chairman from 2009 to 2013 at which time he became Vice President and retired in that capacity. He also served on the Board Audit committee and was Chair of the Loan Review Committee.
At the present time, the Board has voted to decrease the director size to twelve (12).
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: August 18, 2014|| |
/s/ Paul S. Siebenmorgen
|Paul S. Siebenmorgen|
|President & Chief Executive Officer|
/s/ Barbara J. Britenriker
|Barbara J. Britenriker|
|Executive Vice President &|
|Chief Financial Officer|