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 17, 2014
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 8.01.||Other Events|
On January 17, 2014, Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. is announcing that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 200,000 shares (approximately 4.31%) of its outstanding common stock commencing January 17, 2014, and ending December 31, 2014. The Board has authorized the appropriate officers of the Company to effect repurchases either in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
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 17, 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
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.