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Member Name
George W. Carter
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Loan Review Committee
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George W. Carter currently serves as the CEO/General Manager of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative, a rural utility serving member/owners in Ohio and Indiana, and has held this position since 2005. Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative has annual revenues exceeding $30 million with assets totaling over $75 million. Mr. Carter has served on several corporate boards of directors, including Buckeye Power, Inc., an Ohio-based generation and transmission corporation with nearly $2 Billion in assets, and United Utilities Service, a Kentucky-based manufacturer of utility transformers and wholesale provider of utility materials. Mr. Carter is an active member of his community, currently serving on the board of the Northwest Ohio Port Authority; the Buckeye Power (G&T) Board as Trustee; the Paulding Kiwanis Club (Director); and as President of the United Way of Paulding County. He holds a B.A. degree from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

Gary M. Cates
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
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Gary Cates has served in various executive capacities with the non-profit ProMedica Health System since 2000. He is currently President of ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital, an acute care facility located in Defiance, Ohio. He also serves as President of ProMedica Transportation Network, based in Toledo, Ohio, which provides patient ground and air transportation across 27 counties in two states. Cates holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan, with concentration areas in Finance and International Business, and a B.A. degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. Since his move to the Defiance area in 2008, Mr. Cates has been active in a variety of civic and business activities, including serving as director on State Bank’s Defiance Advisory Board since 2012. He is a board member of the Defiance County United Way and a former board member of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Defiance.

Robert A. Fawcett Jr.
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Governance and Nominating Committee
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Robert A. Fawcett has served as Director of SB Financial Group, Inc. since 1992 and as Director of State Bank and Trust Company since 2004. Mr. Fawcett is an Insurance and Sales Consultant, FRL/United Insurance Agency since 2002; Retired Agent, Fawcett, Lammon, Recker and Associates Insurance Agency, Inc., sales and service of property and casualty insurance since 1976; Vice Chair and Director, Putnam County MRDD Housing Board since 1986.

Gaylyn J. Finn
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Loan Review Committee
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Gaylyn J. Finn has served as Director of SB Financial Group, Inc. and State Bank and Trust Company since January 2010. Mr. Finn served as Associate Vice President for Finance/Treasurer of Bowling Green State University from 1986 until his retirement in September of 2008. He has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1974.

Richard L. Hardgrove
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Governance and Nominating Committee
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Richard L. Hardgrove has served as Director of SB Financial Group, Inc. and The State Bank and Trust Company since 2004. Mr. Hardgrove served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Region of Sky Bank, Salineville, Ohio from 1998 to 2001; Deputy Superintendent of Banks, State of Ohio from 1996 to 1998; Trustee of Akron Children’s Hospital from 1993 to 2004; Chairman of the Board of Akron Children’s Hospital from 1998 to 2002; Director of State Bank since 2004; Director of RDSI Banking Systems, Inc. (“RDSI”) since 2009.

Rita A. Kissner
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
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Rita A. Kissner has served as Director of SB Financial Group, Inc. and State Bank and Trust Company since 2004. Principal Occupations: (Retired) City of Defiance, Ohio, served as Mayor from 1992 to 1999, Finance Director from 1987 to 1991, and Auditor from 1980 to 1986; Downtown Development Director, Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau from January 2007 to July 2008; Trustee, Vice-Chair, Defiance College Board of Trustees.

William G. Martin, C.P.A.
Committee Name
Governance and Nominating Committee
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Mr. Martin has extensive background in finance and leadership within his community. He has over 26 years experience in finance. He has been a certified public accountant since 1993 (currently inactive). He started his career at a “Big 8” accounting firm and held the position of Controller at a furniture company. Mr. Martin is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Spangler Candy Company, a family-owned private candy making company headquartered in Bryan, Ohio where he has been employed for the past 15 years. Mr. Martin is very community involved and serves on the State Bank Williams County Advisory Board, past treasurer of the Bryan Athletic Boosters, is a member of the Bryan Area Foundation serving on both its Investment and Nominating Committees. He was recently named “2013 Business Person of the Year” by the Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce for his contribution of chairing the recent successful Bryan Schools bond issue. Mr. Martin was appointed as a director of the Company and State Bank in February 2014.

Timothy J. Stolly, CPCU, LUTCF, CIC
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Governance and Nominating Committee
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Timothy J. Stolly was elected to serve on the Boards of Directors of SB Financial Group, Inc. and The State Bank and Trust Company on August 18, 2010. Mr. Stolly will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Loan Review Committee, and has been a member of the Lima Region Advisory Board since 2006. Mr. Stolly's term as Director will expire at the annual meeting of shareholders in 2012.

Mr. Stolly has over 30 years experience in the insurance industy. He joined Stolly Insurance Group in Lima, Ohio in 1979 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati, and became a co-owner in 1988. Mr. Stolly directly manages the Life, Health and Group Benefit Department, being responsible for the sales and services of all lines of Property and Casualty Insurance. He holds Life, Annuity and Series 6 Licenses and has earned the CPCU, LUTCF, and CIC designations. He is an active member of his community and various organizations, and is a current board member of the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio.


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