First Defiance to Release First Quarter Earnings April 23

First Quarter Conference Call Scheduled for April 24



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from First Defiance Financial Corp.

    DEFIANCE, Ohio, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- First Defiance Financial Corp.
 (Nasdaq:   FDEF) announced today that it plans to report first-quarter earnings
 after the close of the market on Monday, April 23, 2001. The release will be
 available on the company's investor relations web site at www.fdef.com .
     At 11 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, April 24, First Defiance will host a
 conference call to discuss the earnings results and business trends. The
 conference call may be accessed by calling 1-712-257-2860. The password for
 the call is "First Defiance."
     Internet access to the call is also available (in listen-only mode) at the
 following Web address: http://www.videonewswire.com/FIRSTDEFIANCE/042401/ .
     A replay of the call will be available through 12 Noon on May 1 at
 (402) 344-6810. The audio replay of the Internet webcast will be available at
 www.fdef.com until May 31, 2001. For those without Internet access, the first
 quarter earnings release will be available by fax or mail on request. To
 receive a copy, please call FDEF Investor Relations at 614-825-1752.
     First Defiance Financial Corp. is the holding company for First Federal
 Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance and Investments, Defiance OH and The
 Leader Mortgage Company, Cleveland OH. First Federal is a community Savings
 Bank serving the northwestern corner of Ohio, where it currently operates
 13 full service branches. First Insurance and Investments is the largest
 property and casualty insurance agency in the Defiance, Ohio area and it also
 specializes in life and group health insurance. The Leader Mortgage Company is
 a mortgage banking company that services nearly 130,000 loans with balances
 totaling over $8.3 billion. The Leader specializes in servicing loans issued
 under various first-time homebuyer programs sponsored by state, county or
 municipal governmental units. For more information, visit the company's web
 site at www.fdef.com .
 
 

SOURCE First Defiance Financial Corp.
    DEFIANCE, Ohio, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- First Defiance Financial Corp.
 (Nasdaq:   FDEF) announced today that it plans to report first-quarter earnings
 after the close of the market on Monday, April 23, 2001. The release will be
 available on the company's investor relations web site at www.fdef.com .
     At 11 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, April 24, First Defiance will host a
 conference call to discuss the earnings results and business trends. The
 conference call may be accessed by calling 1-712-257-2860. The password for
 the call is "First Defiance."
     Internet access to the call is also available (in listen-only mode) at the
 following Web address: http://www.videonewswire.com/FIRSTDEFIANCE/042401/ .
     A replay of the call will be available through 12 Noon on May 1 at
 (402) 344-6810. The audio replay of the Internet webcast will be available at
 www.fdef.com until May 31, 2001. For those without Internet access, the first
 quarter earnings release will be available by fax or mail on request. To
 receive a copy, please call FDEF Investor Relations at 614-825-1752.
     First Defiance Financial Corp. is the holding company for First Federal
 Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance and Investments, Defiance OH and The
 Leader Mortgage Company, Cleveland OH. First Federal is a community Savings
 Bank serving the northwestern corner of Ohio, where it currently operates
 13 full service branches. First Insurance and Investments is the largest
 property and casualty insurance agency in the Defiance, Ohio area and it also
 specializes in life and group health insurance. The Leader Mortgage Company is
 a mortgage banking company that services nearly 130,000 loans with balances
 totaling over $8.3 billion. The Leader specializes in servicing loans issued
 under various first-time homebuyer programs sponsored by state, county or
 municipal governmental units. For more information, visit the company's web
 site at www.fdef.com .
 
 SOURCE  First Defiance Financial Corp.