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First Defiance: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) _ First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $12.1 million.

The Defiance, Ohio-based company said it had profit of 59 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 56 cents per share.

The holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest posted revenue of $41.9 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $36.9 million.

For the year, the company reported profit of $46.2 million, or $2.26 per share. Revenue was reported as $147.5 million.

First Defiance shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $27.14, a decrease of 0.5 percent in the last 12 months.

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