First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: FDEF) announced today that it intends to report third quarter earnings on Monday, October 28, 2013 after the close of the market. The earnings news release will be available on the company’s investor relations website at www.fdef.com and at major financial information sites. At 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, First Defiance will host a conference call at which William J. Small, Chairman, President and CEO, and Donald P. Hileman, Executive Vice President and CFO, will discuss the company’s strategy and third quarter results. The conference call may be accessed by calling 1-888-317-6016. Internet access to the call is also available (in listen-only mode) at the following URL: http://services.choruscall.com/links/fdef131029.html The audio replay of the conference call Webcast will be available at www.fdef.com until Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. For those without Internet access, the earnings release will be available by fax or mail upon request. To receive a copy, please call First Defiance Investor Relations at (419) 782-5104. About First Defiance Financial Corp. First Defiance Financial Corp., headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance Group. First Federal operates 32 full service branches and 42 ATM locations in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and northeast Indiana. First Insurance Group is a full line insurance agency with six offices in northwest Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.fdef.com.