8-K 1 form8k.htm 8-K


Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

March 07, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

000 – 26099
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

111 West Pine Street, Lodi, California 95240
(Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip Code)

(209) 367-2300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changes since last report)

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Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) The Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp elected Steven K. Green as a Director. Mr. Green will stand for re-election at the Company’s 2018 Stockholders Meeting in May.

Mr. Green is a 40-year veteran of the banking industry. Mr. Green served as the Senior Vice President and Market Manager of the Sacramento Area for Farmers & Merchants Bank until his retirement in 2012. He is a graduate of California State University Sacramento and in a former life was a professional baseball player in the Baltimore Orioles organization. Mr. Green resides in Sacramento, California.

The Company uses Rule 4200(a) (15) of the NASDAQ’s current listing standards to determine whether a Director is independent. Pursuant to those rules, Mr. Green is considered to be “independent.” Mr. Green will serve on the Budget & Finance and CRA Committees.

Mr. Green was not selected pursuant to any arrangements or understandings other than with the Directors of the Company acting within their capacity as such. There are no family relationships among Mr. Green and executive officers of the Company, and Mr. Green does not serve as a Director of any company which has a class of securities registered under, or subject to periodic reporting requirements of, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any company registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Stephen W. Haley
Stephen W. Haley
Executive Vice President  & Chief Financial Officer

Date:  March 07, 2018