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) January 20, 2012
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)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events|
On January 20, 2012, Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 200,000 shares (approximately 4.26%) of its outstanding common stock commencing January 20, 2012, and ending December 31, 2012. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99. The Board has authorized the appropriate officers of the Company to effect repurchases either in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
The following exhibits are furnished herewith:
|99||Press release, dated January 20, 2012, announcing authorization for Registrants 2012 stock repurchase program.|
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: January 20, 2012
|/s/ PAUL S. SIEBENMORGEN|
|Paul S. Siebenmorgen|
|President & Chief Executive Officer|
|/s/ BARBARA J. BRITENRIKER|
|Barbara J. Britenriker|
|Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
Description of Exhibit
|99||Company Press Release dated January 20, 2012|