Jeffrey T. Benton Introduced as the New President and Chief Executive Officer of the Delaware County Bank and Trust

Dec 19, 2002, 00:00 ET from DCB Financial Corp

    LEWIS CENTER, Ohio, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jeffrey T. Benton
 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The Delaware County
 Bank and Trust Company by the Board of Directors.
     Mr. Benton was the Executive Vice President of the Community First Bank
 and Trust, a $700 million operation with 20 locations serving Northwest Ohio
 and Eastern Indiana. Mr. Benton is a native of Delaware, Ohio, and has over 20
 years of banking with Bank One and Community First Bank and Trust.
     "Jeff Benton not only grasps the concept of community banking, he is a
 sound, high caliber banker with the job skills necessary to increase the
 profitability of our company," noted Dr. G. William Parker, Chairman of the
 DCB Financial Corp (OTC Bulletin Board:   DCBF), the parent company of The
 Delaware County Bank and Trust Company. "We are pleased that he has joined our
     "It will be a honor to return to Delaware and lead The Delaware County
 Bank and Trust Company," stated Mr. Benton. "We have a tremendous opportunity
 to become one of the premier financial institutions in the state of Ohio."
     Mr. Benton is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a
 Certified Public Accountant.
     The Delaware County Bank & Trust Company operates 16 banking center
 locations in Delaware, Union & Franklin counties and currently has over
 $535 million in total assets.
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SOURCE DCB Financial Corp