The Home Savings and Loan Company is pleased to announce the promotions of James R. Reske, CFA to Executive Vice President and Timothy W. Esson to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Home Savings is a subsidiary of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC).

Reske joined Home Savings and its parent company, United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC), in May of 2008. In addition to continuing as both Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of UCFC, he now serves as Executive Vice President of Home Savings and oversees the Accounting/Finance, Retail and Information Technology divisions of Home Savings.

Esson joined Home Savings as Vice President/Finance in May of 2003. In his new role, he will assume direct responsibility for all of the financial activities of the Bank.

“We are lucky to have such highly successful and talented individuals as part of our management team,” said Patrick W. Bevack, President and CEO of United Community and Home Savings. “With their many years of individual experience in the accounting and financial services industry, they are indeed assets to the Company. I am confident they will continue to serve Home Savings well in their new positions.”

With current assets of $2.3 billion, Home Savings operates 38 banking offices and seven loan production offices throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania, employing over 600 people.

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