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James B. Cohen Receives Officer Promotion

James B. Cohen Receives Officer Promotion

Youngstown, OH (April 1, 2021) – Premier Bank is pleased to announce the recent officer promotion of James B. Cohen to Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Credit Officer as approved by the board of directors.

“James is a talented individual that brings extensive experience and expertise to Premier Bank. He has played a critical role in the Credit Department helping successfully navigate this past year’s challenging environment,” explained Tim Harris, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. “We continue to see strong credit performance thus far in 2021, and I am confident James will continue to be an asset to the Bank’s credit risk areas in the coming year and beyond.”

Cohen joined Premier Bank in 2013 and has over 40 years of experience in the banking industry. His passion for the credit industry and experience in managing the Bank’s credit approval, administration, portfolio monitoring and policy have been great benefits to Premier Bank.

Cohen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History & Political Science at the University of Mount Union. He continued his education by attending the Wisconsin School of Banking and the Oklahoma School of Commercial Banking. Cohen has been involved in many organizations throughout the years, including the East Palestine City Council, Nash Foundation, East Palestine School District Scholarship Foundation and the East Palestine Park and Recreation Board. He currently resides in East Palestine with his wife, Karen.

About Premier Bank

Premier Bank, headquartered in Youngstown Ohio, operates 75 branches and 12 loan offices in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia (West Virginia office operates as Home Savings Bank) and serves clients through a team of wealth professionals dedicated to each community banking branch. The holding company for Premier Bank and First Insurance Group is Premier Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: PFC), headquartered in Defiance, Ohio. First Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency with ten offices in Ohio.