(Amendment No.1)



to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 17, 2023


Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction


(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)


307 North Defiance Street, Archbold, Ohio


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code (419) 446-2501


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of Each Exchange

Common Stock, No Par Value


NASDAQ Capital Market

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17-CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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


Explanatory Note


On April 19, 2023, Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a current report on Form 8-K (the “Original Report”) to disclose the voting results from its annual meeting of shareholders held on April 17, 2023 (the “Annual Meeting”), including, among other matters, the results of the advisory vote of the Company’s shareholders regarding the frequency of shareholder advisory votes on the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers. This Form 8-K/A is being filed as an amendment to the Original Report to disclose the decision of the Board of Directors as to how frequently the Company will hold such advisory votes in the future. No other changes have been made to the Original Report, the contents of which are incorporated into this amendment by reference.


ITEM 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Securities Holders.


As previously disclosed in the Original Report, the Company’s shareholders voted to recommend, on a non-binding and advisory basis, that future shareholder advisory votes on the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers be held annually. Based on these results, the Company’s Board of Directors has determined that the Company will hold future shareholder advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers annually until the next advisory vote regarding the frequency of holding such votes is required pursuant to applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission.






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 hereunto authorized.








Dated: August 17, 2023

/s/ Lars B. Eller


Lars B. Eller


President and Chief Executive Officer




/s/ Barbara J. Britenriker


Barbara J. Britenriker


Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer









Safe harbor statement

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (“F&M”) wishes to take advantage of the Safe Harbor provisions included in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements by F&M, including management’s expectations and comments, may not be based on historical facts and are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21B of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Actual results could vary materially depending on risks and uncertainties inherent in general and local banking conditions, competitive factors specific to markets in which F&M and its subsidiaries operate, future interest rate levels, legislative and regulatory decisions, capital market conditions, or the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impacts on our credit quality and business operations, as well as its impact on general economic and financial market conditions. F&M assumes no responsibility to update this information. For more details, please refer to F&M’s SEC filing, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Such filings can be viewed at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov or through F&M’s website www.fm.bank.