MARIETTA, Ohio, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peoples Bancorp Inc.
(Nasdaq: PEBO) announced the recent elections of T. Pat Sauber and Thomas J. Wolf
as directors of the company.
The Peoples Bancorp Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointments of Mr. Sauber and Mr. Wolf
at the company's February board meeting.
..."Pat and Tom are welcome additions to the board and we are fortunate to have representation of their caliber," said Robert E. Evans, Chairman and CEO of Peoples Bancorp.
...Mr. Wolf joins Peoples Bancorp's board after several years of service as a director of Kentucky Bancshares Incorporated, which was acquired by Peoples Bancorp in May 2003.Mr. Wolf
is a longtime resident of the Ashland, Kentucky area, and owns 13 McDonald's restaurants in Kentucky and West Virginia.Also, he is an investor in various other businesses, including radio stations WDGG FM-93.7 and WRBC FM-92.7, as well as a minor league baseball team to be organized in Charleston, West Virginia.
Mr. Wolf's civic duties include being on the boards of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
in Ashland; the Ashland Alliance
(the chamber of commerce for Kentucky's Boyd and Greenup Counties); the Ronald McDonald House
in Huntington, West Virginia; the Kentucky Highlands Museum
in Ashland; and the David School
based in David, Kentucky, an alternative school for youth.Mr. Wolf
is a resident of the Russell, Kentucky area. Mr. Wolf
was also nominated for election to a 3-year term to begin at the annual meeting of Peoples Bancorp
shareholders on April 8, 2004.With Mr. Sauber and Mr. Wolf's
appointments, the number of directors was increased to 12.