DEFIANCE, Ohio, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Federal Bank opened a new office on the north side of Defiance today, bringing its total number of branches in northwest and west central Ohio to 25. The new 3,800- square foot branch is located at 1177 North Clinton Street, at the intersection of Stadium Drive. The office replaces the two branches that formerly operated on the north side of Defiance at 825 North Clinton St. and inside Super Kmart. According to James L. Rohrs, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Federal Bank, the new north side branch offers amenities such as extended evening and weekend hours, similar to the Kmart office's hours, to accommodate customer needs. "This office is focused on customer convenience. It gives us more space in the lobby to serve customers, and it has four drive- up lanes and a drive up ATM. The lobby is open traditional hours Monday through Friday, but it's also open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays, which is unusual. The drive-thru will be open on Saturdays from 8:00 until 4:00 and on Sundays from Noon until 3:00 p.m.," Rohrs said. The new facility is a full-service branch offering an array of products such as investment services, trust services, insurance products, as well as traditional bank loan and deposit products. "Customers can stop in and get any financial need met at this office, including mortgage or home equity loans, car loans, and investment planning through First Insurance & Investments. The office will be staffed with the experienced personnel from the former Defiance north side and Kmart offices, so our customers will continue to receive the same exceptional service," Rohrs said. Amy Daeger will serve as Defiance Market Manager for the new office as well as the 601 Clinton Street office. Robin Castillo is the Assistant Branch Manager and Kierstin Joost is providing mortgage and consumer lending services at the new office. They can be reached at (419) 782-6626. About First Defiance Financial Corp. and First Federal Bank First Defiance Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: FDEF), headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance & Investments. First Federal Bank operates 25 full-service branches and 31 ATM locations in Northwest and West Central Ohio. First Insurance & Investments is the largest property and casualty insurance agency in the Defiance, Ohio area and it also specializes in life and group health insurance and financial planning.
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