SOURCE: FFW Corporation

December 01, 2010 16:06 ET

FFW Corporation and Crossroads Bank Appoint Board Members

WABASH, IN--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - FFW Corporation (the "Corporation") (OTCBB: FFWC) and Crossroads Bank have appointed Scott E. Givens and Robert M. Pearson to their respective Boards of Directors. 

J. Stanley Myers, Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are very excited to have Scott and Rob join us as directors. Their involvement in our communities and their keen knowledge of the local and regional economic landscape will help us continue to build value for our shareholders."

Mr. Givens is the President of Friermood Tire & Alignment, Inc. with stores in Wabash, Peru and North Manchester. Friermood is a family owned business which has served our community for over 50 years. Mr. Givens is presently serving on the Wabash County Board of Commissioners, the Wabash County Planning Commission, the Wabash County Drainage Board and the Wabash County Solid Waste Board. He is a member of the Wabash Area Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Tire Dealers Association. He also attends St. Roberts Church in North Manchester.

"I've enjoyed a business relationship with Crossroads Bank for many years and appreciate their ability to work with large and small businesses while maintaining a personal touch," said Mr. Givens. "I am looking forward to contributing towards its continued growth and success."

Mr. Givens and his wife Beth are the proud parents of 3 children. His daughter Cami is a junior at Purdue University, son Ryan is a junior at Northfield High School and daughter Tori is a 6th grader at Sharp Creek Elementary.

Mr. Givens is a 1982 graduate of Wabash High School and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Ball State University in 1986.

Mr. Pearson is the CEO of Wabash County REMC. Wabash County REMC has more than 5,000 residential and commercial services in Wabash County and portions of Miami, Huntington, Grant, Whitley and Kosciusko counties. He has been at Wabash County REMC since 2002 and has been in the electric utility business since 1983.

Mr. Pearson is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Group of Wabash County, is the past Chair of the Wabash Area Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of Directors for the Wabash County Hospital, is on the Board of Directors for the United Utility Supply Cooperative in Louisville, Kentucky, and serves on the Power and Water Resource Committee for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Herndon, Virginia.

Mr. Pearson stated, "I'm looking forward to working with a community bank where the Board of Directors is made up of local citizens who want to advance the interests of the towns where they do business."

Mr. Pearson and his wife Barbara are the proud parents of 5 children and 10 grandchildren. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Management Internship Program from the University of Nebraska.

Crossroads Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of FFW Corporation providing an extensive array of banking services and a wide range of investments and securities products through its main office in Wabash and four Indiana banking centers located in Columbia City, North Manchester, South Whitley, and Syracuse. The Bank provides leasing services at its banking centers and its Carmel, IN leasing and commercial loan office. Insurance products are offered through an affiliated company, Insurance 1 Services, Inc. The corporation's stock is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "FFWC.OB." Our website address is www.crossroadsbanking.com.

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