Tuesday, January 25 2022

MARIETTA, Ohio, July 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Peoples Bancorp Inc. (“Peoples”) (Nasdaq: PEBO), parent company of Peoples Bank, today announced that it has received all necessary regulatory approvals for the merger between Peoples and Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. (“Premier”) (Nasdaq: PFBI), with Peoples as a surviving company (the “Merger”), and for mergers between Peoples Bank and the wholly owned subsidiary banks of Premier, Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust, Inc. and Premier Bank, Inc., with Peoples Bank as the surviving bank.

Peoples also announced that the merger agreement and plan (the “Merger Agreement”) dated March 26, 2021 between Peoples and Premier, were approved by Peoples shareholders on July 22, 2021. Premier shareholders approved the merger agreement on July 1, 2021.

About the peoples:

Peoples is a diversified financial products and services company that offers a full range of banking, trust and investment, insurance, premium financing and equipment leasing solutions through its subsidiaries. Peoples has been headquartered in Marietta, Ohio, since 1902 and has an established legacy of financial stability, growth and community impact. As of June 30, 2021, Peoples had total assets of $ 5.1 billion, 89 locations, including 76 full-service bank branches in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Peoples is a member of the Russell 3000 Index of US publicly traded companies. Peoples provides services through Peoples Bank (which includes the divisions of Peoples Investment Services, Peoples Premium Finance, and North Star Leasing) and Peoples Insurance Agency, LLC.

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SOURCE Peoples Bancorp Inc.

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