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Section 1: 8-K (JEFFREY E. SMITH RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT 022520)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

February 25, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

OHIO VALLEY BANC CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Ohio
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

0-20914
31-1359191
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

420 Third Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio
45631
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (740) 446-2631

Not Applicable
(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
Trading Symbol
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common shares, without par value
OVBC
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
(The NASDAQ Global Market)

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

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.               □


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On February 25, 2020, Jeffrey E. Smith, who has reached the age of 70, notified Ohio Valley Banc Corp. (the “Company”) of his intent to retire from the Board of Directors of the Company and its subsidiary, The Ohio Valley Bank Company (the “Bank”), at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in May, pursuant to the Company’s mandatory retirement policy for directors. Mr. Smith’s retirement is not due to any disagreement with the Company or the Bank.

SIGNATURES

 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 thereunto duly authorized.

 
OHIO VALLEY BANC CORP.
   
Date:  February 25, 2020
By: /s/ Thomas E. Wiseman 
 
       Thomas E. Wiseman
 
       Chief Executive Officer



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