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First Defiance posts 4Q profit

DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) _ First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $9.4 million.

The Defiance, Ohio-based company said it had profit of 92 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were 94 cents per share.

The holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest posted revenue of $38.4 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $35.3 million.

For the year, the company reported profit of $32.3 million, or $3.22 per share. Revenue was reported as $136.8 million.

First Defiance shares have risen 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $53.79, a climb of 13 percent in the last 12 months.

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