Premier Financial Corp. ranks among top

DEFIANCE — Premier Financial Corp., holding company for Premier Bank and First Insurance Group, has been recognized by S&P Global Market Intelligence on its annual list of the best-performing large US community banks of 2022. Premier Financial Corp. was ranked the highest performing community bank in Ohio and number 28 among US community banks in the $3 billion to $10 billion asset size.

“We are proud that Premier was able to successfully navigate the effects of interest rate volatility influenced by the Federal Reserve’s actions taken to address inflation concerns. The hard work and dedication exhibited by the Premier team helped us to strike the right balance of both near-term and long-term objectives, and remain laser focused on creating long-term franchise value. It’s an honor to be recognized as the highest performing community bank in Ohio, and it illustrates our ongoing commitment to top-tier performance,” said President & CEO, Gary Small.

Reach Dean Brown at 567-242-0409

Dean Brown
Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.