8-K 1 8k12319.htm FORM 8-K
Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 23, 2019

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

300 North Water Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (812) 883-2639

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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)     Appointment of New Directors

On January 28, 2019, Mid-Southern Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") and its financial institution subsidiary, Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB (the "Bank"), announced that their Boards of Directors had appointed Mr. Eric A. Koch to their respective Boards of Directors effective January 23, 2019.  The appointment of Mr. Koch as a Director of the Company and the Bank was at the recommendation of each Board's nominating committee.  Mr. Koch was appointed to serve on the Company's Audit Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Personnel Committee and Compensation Committee.  Mr. Koch, a resident of Bedford, is an attorney in private practice with Koch & McAuley P.C., with offices in Bedford and Bloomington, and is president of Indiana Title Insurance Co. For further information concerning Mr. Koch's background, reference is made to the press release dated January 28, 2019, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

There are no family relationships between Mr. Koch and any director or other executive officer of the Company and the Bank and Mr. Koch was not appointed as a director pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with any person.  Mr. Koch has not engaged in any transaction with the Company and the Bank that would be reportable as a related party transaction under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)      Exhibits

The following exhibit is being furnished herewith and this list shall constitute the exhibit index:


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.
Date:  January 28, 2019
/s/Alexander G. Babey                                
Alexander G. Babey
President and Chief Executive Officer