Washington D.C. 20549







Pursuant to section 13 or 15(d) of The

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

October 5, 2012



First Citizens Banc Corp

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio   0-25980   34-1558688

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


( IRS Employer

Identification No.)

100 East Water Street, P.O. Box 5016, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

(Address of principle executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (419) 625-4121


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

First Citizens Banc Corp announced today preliminary unaudited earnings for the third quarter 2012 of $1,384,000, or $0.18 per share. Preliminary unaudited year-to-date earnings for 2012 are $3,613,000, or $0.47 per share. This compares to $2,469,000 or $0.32 per share year-to-date for 2011.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

The Board of Directors of First Citizens Banc Corp, Sandusky, Ohio has approved a quarterly dividend of 3 cents per common share to shareholders of record October 16, 2012, payable November 1, 2012.

First Citizens Banc Corp’s affiliated companies are The Citizens Banking Company, First Citizens Insurance Agency Inc., First Citizens Investments, Inc., First Citizens Capital LLC and Water Street Properties.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.



First Citizens Banc Corp

Date: October 5, 2012    


    Todd A. Michel,
    Senior Vice President & Controller