Director of Peoples Bancorp Resigns

AUBURN, Ind., Feb. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Peoples Bancorp (OTCQB:PBNI) reported today that one of its directors, Erica D. Dekko, has resigned from the Board of Peoples Bancorp and its bank subsidiary for personal reasons, including additional community, business and family commitments she has taken on over the last year. The Board does not currently have a replacement for her position.

G. Richard Gatton, Chairman of Peoples Bancorp, indicated, "Erica has been a valuable Board member and we will miss her experience and insights on the Board greatly."

Peoples Bancorp, through its subsidiary, Peoples Federal Savings Bank, operates sixteen full-service offices located in Auburn, Avilla, Garrett, Howe, Kendallville, Lagrange, Middlebury, Topeka, Waterloo, Woodburn, and two in Columbia City, Indiana; and Three Rivers (two offices), Schoolcraft, and Union in Michigan.

CONTACT: Jeffrey H. Gatton Steven H. Caryer Phone: 260-925-2500Source:Peoples Bancorp