This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Photo Release -- Rurban Director Thomas A. Buis To Retire After 23 Years Of Service; Rurban Welcomes Gary M. Cates As New Director

Stocks in this article: RBNF

DEFIANCE, Ohio, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rurban Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:RBNF), ("Rurban" or the "Company"), a diversified financial services company providing full-service community banking, wealth management and item processing services, announced today that Thomas A. Buis gave notice of his intention to retire as director effective February 20, 2013. Mr. Buis has been a director of Rurban since 2001 and also served on the board of Rurban's subsidiary banks from 1990 to the present. He has retired from both the Rurban and The State Bank and Trust Company ("State Bank") boards. Upon the recommendation of the Governance and Nominating Committee at its February 20 th meeting, Rurban also announced that Gary M. Cates was elected to serve as a director on the boards of Rurban and State Bank for the remainder of Mr. Buis' term, which expires in 2015.

Gary M. Cates
Gary M. Cates

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17279

Mark A. Klein, President and CEO of Rurban Financial Corp. and State Bank, stated, "Tom Buis has served us well during his twenty-three year tenure with the Rurban family. His counsel will be missed by us all.

"We are fortunate that Gary Cates will be joining both of our boards to serve out the remainder of Tom's term. Gary brings to Rurban over 30 years' experience as a senior-level executive, with a strong background in strategic planning, business development, human resources and communications. These areas of expertise, combined with Gary's exceptional leadership skills, are welcome additions to our board. I am confident that Gary will be an asset to Rurban and our board of directors. Speaking on behalf of the entire board, we welcome him to our organization."

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,380.41 +263.17 1.63%
S&P 500 1,886.76 +24.00 1.29%
NASDAQ 4,258.4380 +41.0480 0.97%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs