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): August 18, 2017
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|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 5.03||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year|
On August 18, 2017, the Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. approved an amendment (the Amendment) to the Companys Articles of Incorporation (the Articles) pursuant to paragraph (B)(9) of Section 1701.70 of the Ohio Revised Code to increase the number of shares of stock that the Company is authorized to issue from 10,000,000 shares of common stock, no par value, to 20,000,000 shares of common stock, no par value. The Amendment was adopted by the Board in order to effect a two-for-one split of each issued and unissued authorized share of the Companys common stock (the Stock Split).
The Board of Directors determined that one share of common stock will be issued to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 5, 2017 (the Record Date) for each share held thereby on the Record Date, which shares shall be paid on September 20, 2017.
A Certificate of Amendment to the Companys Articles was filed with the Ohio Secretary of State on August 25, 2017 to effect the Amendment. The text of the Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
The following are exhibits are furnished herewith:
|3.1||The text of the Amendment to the Companys Articles of Incorporation|
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 25, 2017||/s/ Paul S. Siebenmorgen|
|Paul S. Siebenmorgen|
|President & Chief Executive Officer|
|/s/ Barbara J. Britenriker|
|Barbara J. Britenriker|
|Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|