First Defiance to Release Fourth Quarter Earnings on January 18 and Host Conference Call and Webcast on January 19

Jan 11, 2010, 15:37 ET from First Defiance Financial Corp.

DEFIANCE, Ohio, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Defiance Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: FDEF) announced today that it intends to report fourth quarter earnings and full year results on Monday, January 18, 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. EST on Tuesday, January 19, 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 company's strategy and fourth quarter and full year results. 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 Wednesday, January 27, 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.

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 35 full service branches and 47 ATM locations in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana. First Insurance & Investments is a full line insurance agency with offices in Defiance and Bowling Green, Ohio.

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

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