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First Place Financial completes acquisition of HBLS Bank

First Place Financial has completed its acquisition of the Hicksville Building, Loan and Savings Bank.

With the addition of Hicksville Building, Loan and Savings Bank’s (HBLS Bank) banking facility in Hicksville, Ohio, First Place will now operate 42 retail locations in Ohio and Michigan, two business financial centers in Ohio and 18 loan production offices located in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and North Carolina.

Steven Lewis, president and CEO of First Place, said: We are excited to be able to provide our comprehensive array of financial products and services to the households and businesses of Hicksville and Defiance County. We are committed to continuing the high level of personal service that customers have been receiving from HBLS Bank for more than a century. High quality personal service is the backbone of community banking and the very mission of First Place Bank.