8-K 1 d844928d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K














Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 7, 2020



Farmers National Banc Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio   001-35296   34-1371693

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

20 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 555, Canfield, Ohio   44406-0555
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(330) 533-3341

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, No Par Value   FMNB   The NASDAQ Stock Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

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Item 2.01

Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

On January 7, 2020, Farmers National Banc Corp. (the “Company”), the parent company of The Farmers National Bank of Canfield (“Farmers National Bank”) completed its merger with Maple Leaf Financial, Inc. (“Maple Leaf”), the parent company of Geauga Savings Bank (“Geauga Savings”), pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of August 29, 2019 (the “Merger Agreement”) by and among the Company, Maple Leaf, and FMNB Merger Subsidiary III, LLC, a newly-formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Maple Leaf was merged with and into Merger Sub and Geauga Savings was merged with and into Farmers National Bank (the “Mergers”). Immediately thereafter Merger Sub was dissolved and liquidated. As a result of the Mergers, Farmers National Bank will operate the former branches of Geauga Savings.


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On January 7, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the completion of the Mergers. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Forward Looking Statements.

The press release attached to this Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not historical facts, but rather statements based on the Company’s current expectations regarding its business strategies and its intended results and future performance. Forward-looking statements are preceded by terms such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends” and similar expressions, as well as any statements related to future expectations of performance or conditional verbs, such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may.”

Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Numerous risks and uncertainties could cause or contribute to the Company’s actual results, performance, and achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and is available on the Company’s website (www.farmersbankgroup.com) and on the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). Factors that may cause or contribute to these differences may also include, without limitation, the Company’s failure to integrate Maple Leaf and its subsidiary Geauga Savings Bank in accordance with expectations; deviations from performance expectations related to Maple Leaf and Geauga Savings Bank; general economic conditions, including changes in market interest rates and changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; legislative and regulatory changes; competitive conditions in the banking markets served by the Company’s subsidiaries; the adequacy of the allowance for losses on loans and the level of future provisions for losses on loans; and other factors disclosed periodically in the Company’s filings with the SEC.

Because of the risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them, whether included in this report or made elsewhere from time to time by the Company or on the Company’s behalf. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.








99.1    Press Release dated January 7, 2020.


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.


Farmers National Banc Corp.

/s/ Kevin J. Helmick

Kevin J. Helmick
President and Chief Executive Officer

Date: January 7, 2020