First Defiance to Release 2010 Third Quarter Earnings on October 25, 2010 and Host Conference Call and Webcast on October 26, 2010

Oct 11, 2010, 15:30 ET from First Defiance Financial Corp.

DEFIANCE, Ohio, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Defiance Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: FDEF) announced today that it intends to report third quarter earnings on Monday, October 25, 2010 after the close of the market. The earnings news release will be available on the company's investor relations website at and at major financial information sites.

At 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, First Defiance will host a conference call at which William J. Small, Chairman, President and CEO, and Donald P. Hileman, Executive Vice President and CFO, will discuss the third quarter results and the company's strategy. The conference call may be accessed by calling 1-800-860-2442.

Internet access to the call is also available (in listen-only mode) at the following URL:

The audio replay of the conference call Webcast will be available at until Monday, November 29, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. For those without Internet access, the earnings release will be available by fax or mail upon request. To receive a copy, please call First Defiance Investor Relations at (419) 782-5104.

For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About First Defiance Financial Corp.

First Defiance Financial Corp., headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance & Investments. First Federal operates 33 full service branches and 45 ATM locations in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana. First Insurance & Investments is a full line insurance agency with offices in Defiance, Archbold, Bryan and Bowling Green, Ohio.

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