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April 05, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Names Anne Bingham New Private Banking Director

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.7 billion, announces that Anne Bingham has been named Vice President, Director of Private Banking Services.

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February 14, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Names Jeffrey S. Bechtel EVP, Chief Operating Officer

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.7 billion, today announces the promotion of Jeffrey (Jeff) S. Bechtel from Chief Lending Officer to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

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February 14, 2018

First Federal Lakewood Names New Executives in Retail, Commercial & Industrial and Commercial Real Estate Divisions

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.7 billion, today announces several organizational appointments. Kurt Kappa has joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, Richard “Rig” Goss has been promoted to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Loan Operations, and Kurt Raicevich assumes the role of Senior Vice President, Retail Banking.

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October 13, 2017

Introducing CardValet® - Control Your Debit Card Anytime and Anywhere

First Federal Lakewood is pleased to introduce CardValet®, a mobile card management application that helps reduce fraud by allowing cardholders to monitor and manage accounts with their smartphone and control how, when, and where their debit card is used.

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October 06, 2017

First Federal Lakewood Moves to New Location in North Ridgeville

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio, today announced the opening of its new branch at 33701 Center Ridge Road.

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April 21, 2017

First Federal Lakewood Appoints Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper to Board of Directors

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio, today announced the appointment of Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper to its board of directors.

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September 16, 2016

First Federal Lakewood Board Selects New Board Chair

First Federal Lakewood today announced that W. Charles (Chas) Geiger III has been elected board chair. Geiger has served on the First Federal Lakewood board of directors since 1999. He succeeds Ronald W. Dees who served as chair since 2006. Dees continues serving as a board member of First Federal Lakewood and as board chair of First Mutual Holding Co. (FMHC). First Federal Lakewood is an affiliate of FMHC.

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July 17, 2015

First Federal Lakewood Receives Approval From Members and Regulatory Agencies to Form a Mutual Holding Company Structure

First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent mutual bank headquartered in Ohio, announced today that it has received the required approvals from a majority of its members and from regulatory agencies (Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC) to reorganize into a no-stock mutual holding company structure. Over the next several weeks the bank will formally establish First Mutual Holding Co. (FMHC), which is believed to be the first of its kind since the Dodd-Frank Act reformed the financial services indu

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March 20, 2015

First Federal Lakewood to Reorganize Into Mutual Holding Company Structure, Reaffirms Independence

First Federal Lakewood announced today that it intends to reorganize into a mutual holding company structure. This structure is expected to facilitate diversification, including the possible affiliation with smaller mutual banks. The mutual holding company structure will also provide a platform to capitalize on the bank’s financial strength and success, and offer First Federal Lakewood significant long-term operating efficiencies and increased competitiveness.

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