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2008 - Pavilion

Pavilion Bancorp, Inc. has been acquired by First Defiance Financial Corporation


On March 14, 2008, First Defiance Financial Corporation (“First Defiance”) completed the acquisition of Pavilion Bancorp, Inc. (“Pavilion”). First Defiance paid $37.50 per share in cash, or approximately $27.2 million in total, to acquire all outstanding shares of Pavilion common stock, in addition to issuing 1.4209 shares of First Defiance common stock for each share of outstanding Pavilion common stock.

First Federal Bank of the Midwest will continue to operate eight Bank of Lenawee offices in Michigan's Hillsdale and Lenawee counties which will operate under the First Federal Bank name, and will close the branch in Waldron, Michigan.

Our Client


Pavilion Bancorp, Inc., headquartered in Adrian, Michigan, was the holding company for Bank of Lenawee with assets of $273.6 million and eight banking offices located in Southeastern Michigan as of December 31, 2007. Bank of Lenawee provides a full range of banking services to commercial businesses and individuals. Bank of Lenawee makes business and personal loans and offers a variety of deposit products, including checking, savings, money market accounts and certificates of deposit.

Transaction Partner


First Defiance Financial Corporation, headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, operates as the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest ("First Federal") and had pro forma assets including the acquisition of approximately $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2007. First Federal provides commercial and consumer banking, in addition to wealth management, investment and insurance services, with 28 full service branches and 36 ATM locations in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana. First Federal also offers checking accounts, savings deposits, money market accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. Additionally, First Federal extends business lines of credit and originates commercial mortgages as part of its business lending services. First Insurance & Investments, a subsidiary of First Defiance, is the largest property and casualty insurance company in Defiance, Ohio and specializes in life and group health insurance and financial planning.


Managing Director
Financial Institutions