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United Community Financial Corp (UCFC.OQ)

UCFC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Schiraldi

62 2010 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Gary Small

56 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Esson

67 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of UCFC; Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Home Savings

Barbara Radis

48 2016 Executive Vice President – Retail Banking of Home Savings

Jude Nohra

48 2013 General Counsel, Secretary

Matthew Garrity

50 2013 Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending and Credit Administration

Patrick Bevack

70 2014 Director

Marty Adams

64 2017 Independent Director

Zahid Afzal

54 2017 Independent Director

Louis Altman

48 2017 Independent Director

Lee Burdman

53 2011 Independent Director

Scott Crewson

60 2009 Independent Director

Scott Hunter

54 2009 Independent Director

Ellen Tressel

63 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Schiraldi

Mr. Richard J. Schiraldi is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of United Community Financial Corp., and The Home Savings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Community Financial Corp., Mr. Schiraldi is a CPA and has been a partner at Cohen & Company, Certified Public Accountants, Youngstown, Ohio, since 1990. Mr. Schiraldi served as Director of Tax Operations in the Youngstown, Ohio office of Cohen from 1983 until 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Schiraldi worked for Touche Ross. He is an owner and previously served as director of Sequoia Financial Group, LLC, which provides a variety of services including financial planning and asset management services, insurance sales, estate planning, and employee retirement design and implementation services. Mr. Schiraldi also serves as a director and the Chairman of the Board of Home Savings, and he has a distinguished record of serving his community as a trustee or director of numerous not-for-profit entities. He joined the Board of the Company in 2002, and the Home Savings Board in 2005. The Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board believe that the attributes, skills and qualifications that Mr. Schiraldi has developed as a CPA in public practice for approximately 29 years, as an owner and manager of privately held businesses and as a director of numerous not-for-profit entities allow him to provide strategic planning, tax, accounting and financial expertise (including his ability to serve as an Audit Committee financial expert), as well as a local perspective on community affairs and valuable leadership insight to the Board.

Gary Small

Mr. Gary M. Small is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. and also he is President and Chief Executive Officer of Home Savings a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. Mr. Small was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Home Savings on April 1, 2014, and to the Board of the Company and Home Savings on March 25, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Small served as Senior Executive Vice President – Chief Banking Officer for S&T Bank, located in Indiana, Pennsylvania, from January 2013 until March 31, 2014, where he had responsibility for the wealth management, retail banking and insurance business groups. Prior to joining S&T, Mr. Small worked from January 2009 until December 2012 for Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, initially serving as Chief Operating Officer for its nationwide, 1,000 store, company-owned business unit from January 2009 until May 2011. Mr. Small served as Senior Vice President – Customer Operations from May 2011 until December 2012 where his responsibilities were expanded to include oversight of a significant portion of Jackson Hewitt’s franchise network, pricing strategies, financial products and support units. Before Jackson Hewitt, Mr. Small was with Sky Financial Group, serving as its Executive Vice President - Head of Regional Banking, and subsequent to its merger with Huntington Bank, Small served as Huntington Bank’s Executive Vice President – Regional Banking Group President. Prior to joining Sky Financial, Small spent 20 years with National City Corporation, and a predecessor, Merchants National Corporation, in a number of senior operating and financial roles, including four years as an Executive Vice President – Retail Network Executive, with responsibility for over 200 branch locations across the Midwest.

Timothy Esson

Mr. Timothy W. Esson is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of UCFC; Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Home Savings of Company. Mr. Esson also serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Home Savings, positions held since March 2011. Prior to becoming CFO and Treasurer of the Company, Mr. Esson served as Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer of the Company beginning April 10, 2014. Mr. Esson also served as Vice President of Finance of Home Savings from May 2003 until March 2011.

Barbara Radis

Ms. Barbara J. Radis is an Executive Vice President – Retail Banking of Home Savings of subsidiary company. Prior to that she served as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking of Home Savings since January 2011. Before joining Home Savings, Mrs. Radis served as Director of Retail Administration and Branches at Lorain National Bank from August 2009 until December 2010. Mrs. Radis also served as Regional Manager for AmTrust Bank from March 2004 until February 2009.

Jude Nohra

Mr. Jude J. Nohra is a General Counsel, Secretary of United Community Financial Corp., and Executive Vice President, Corporate Governance and Secretary of Home Savings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Community Financial Corp. He served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Home Savings from July 2009 until June 2013. Mr. Nohra served as Secretary of the Company and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Home Savings from June 2004 until July 2009. Before joining the Company, Mr. Nohra served as an associate attorney for Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. (now known as Squire Patton Boggs) for approximately five years where he practiced in the firm’s corporate department and financial services practice group, focusing on general business representation of public and private companies, bank regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, securities law matters, real estate transactions and financings, tender offers and corporate governance. Prior to joining Squire, Sanders and Dempsey, Mr. Nohra served for two years as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Mr. Nohra also is a CPA, but he is currently inactive.

Matthew Garrity

Mr. Matthew T. Garrity is an Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending and Credit Administration of the company., a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Community Financial Corp. Prior to that time, Mr. Garrity served as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer from June 2009 until June 2013. Mr. Garrity served as Senior Vice President – National City Capital Markets Investment Banking in Cleveland, Ohio from 2008 until he joined Home Savings. Prior to that, Mr. Garrity served as National City Corporation’s Deputy Chief Credit Officer – Northern Ohio Credit Administration in Cleveland, Ohio from 2007 until 2008, and Senior Vice President/Senior Portfolio Manager in Cleveland, Ohio from 2005 until 2007.

Patrick Bevack

Mr. Patrick W. Bevack is Director of United Community Financial Corp., and of The Home Savings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Community Financial Corp., effective March 31, 2014. Mr. Bevack retired from the Company on March 31, 2014, and is now President of PWB Consulting, LLC. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Bevack served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 1, 2011 and President and CEO of Home Savings since March 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Bevack had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2007. From June 2003 through January 2007, Mr. Bevack was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Home Savings. Mr. Bevack joined Home Savings in June 2000 and served as Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending until June 2003. Mr. Bevack was appointed to the Company’s Board in 2010 and the Home Savings Board in 2007. Prior to joining Home Savings, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Metropolitan Bank and Trust. Mr. Bevack, who also serves as a Director of Home Savings, is a CPA (currently inactive), holds an MBA in finance and serves on a number of not-for-profit boards. The Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board believe that the attributes, skills and qualifications that Mr. Bevack has developed through more than 39 years of service in the banking industry allow him to provide technical knowledge in all operational areas of banking (including administration, operations, audit, accounting and finance, marketing, retail banking and mortgage and commercial lending) and invaluable business, strategic planning, financial, mergers and acquisitions and leadership insight to the Board.

Marty Adams

Mr. Marty E. Adams is an Independent Director of United Community Financial Corp. Mr. Adams is President of Marty Adams Consulting, LLC (“MA Consulting”), where he serves as an advisor both to banks and their boards of directors and to private equity firms pertaining to bank equity investments. Mr. Adams served as a director of PVF Capital Corp. from January 2010 to February 2013 and as a director of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Park View Federal Savings Bank, from September 2009 to February 2013. Mr. Adams served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of PVF Capital Corp. and Park View Federal Savings Bank from March 2009 until September 9, 2009. Previously, Mr. Adams served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Huntington Bancshares, Inc. from July 2007 until December 2007 following Huntington Bancshares’ acquisition of Sky Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Adams previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sky Financial Group, Inc. Currently, Mr. Adams serves as a trustee for The University of Mount Union and a member of the Foundation Board of West Liberty University. During the past ten years, Mr. Adams also served as a director of Sky Financial Group, Inc. and Huntington Bancshares, Inc. The Board believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications Mr. Adams has developed through more than 31 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industries, as well as his service in significant public company leadership positions, including as a Chief Executive Officer of more than one financial institution, allow him to provide technical knowledge in nearly all operational areas of banking (including administration, operations, marketing, retail banking and mortgage and commercial lending) and invaluable business, strategic planning, capital planning and raising, mergers and acquisitions, financial and leadership insight to the Board.

Zahid Afzal

Mr. Zahid Afzal is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Afzal currently serves as Chief Information Officer/Operating Officer of Capital Bank (Capital Bank Financial Corp.), a position that he has held since October 2013 . Mr. Afzal was elected by the Board to serve as a director of the Company and Home Savings in October 2013. Mr. Afzal has more than 27 years of experience as a senior information technology and business executive for some of the top global and regional financial services and progressive technology companies, including Huntington National Bank, Bank of America, Broadslate Networks, Citibank and MCI Telecommunications. Mr. Afzal previously served as the Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for The Huntington National Bank from March 2006 until February 2013. From February 2013 until October 2013, Mr. Afzal provided consulting services to various financial institutions, including to Capital Bank. During his time at Huntington, Mr. Afzal managed companywide information technology, and he also was responsible for Huntington’s banking business operations and eCommerce functions. Due to his strong background and achievements in information technology, Mr. Afzal was honored as one of ComputerWorld’s Top 100 CIOs. The Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board believe that the attributes, skills and qualifications that Mr. Afzal has developed through approximately 27 years as a senior information technology and business executive allow him to provide significant guidance and expertise in many operational areas of banking and invaluable business, strategic planning, financial, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and enterprise-wide risk management insight to the Board. Mr. Afzal also adds diversity to the Board, which has been one of the Nominating and Governance Committee’s goals with respect to director recruiting.

Louis Altman

Mr. Louis Michael Altman serves as Independent Director of the Company and Home Savings. Mr. Altman previously served as Chairman of the Board of Ohio Legacy and Premier Bank.

Lee Burdman

Mr. Lee J. Burdman is an Independent Director of United Community Financial Corp. Mr. Burdman is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Redstone Investments, a development, management and acquisitions company focusing on shopping center development, which is headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, and has an office in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Burdman joined the UCFC and Home Savings Boards in April 2011. The Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board believe that the attributes, skills and qualifications that Mr. Burdman has developed through 28 years of owning, managing and developing real estate, his knowledge of commercial real estate lending through his business operations, his high level of financial literacy, his executive management experience as the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Redstone Investments, his history of public service on numerous community boards and most importantly his past experience as a member of the board of a local community bank and subsequently as a regional board member of that bank’s successor by merger allow him to provide lending, real estate and strategic planning insight, a local perspective on community affairs and valuable financial and leadership experience to the Board.

Scott Crewson

Mr. Scott N. Crewson is an Independent Director of United Community Financial Corp. Mr. Crewson retired from BP plc, London, England in 2008, after having served BP for more than 27 years in a variety of executive level positions, including most recently as Deputy Director, Business Development in London, England from 2005 through 2008. Prior to that, he served as Commercial Manager, Toledo Refinery from 1998 through 2004. He joined the Company’s and Home Savings’ Boards in 2009. The Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board believe that the attributes, skills and qualifications, including, but not limited to, profit and loss management, new business development, performance management, risk management and strategic planning that Mr. Crewson has developed through his myriad executive positions held with BP plc and his highly developed business acumen allow him to provide invaluable business insight, valuable leadership and guidance and expertise on strategic planning, risk management and profit and loss management to the Board. Mr. Crewson also presents a diversity of experience to the Board after serving BP internationally across several geographies and cultures.

Scott Hunter

Hon. Scott D. Hunter is an Independent Director of United Community Financial Corp. Judge Hunter currently serves as a Mahoning County, Ohio, Area Court Judge and Judge of the Mahoning County, Ohio, Misdemeanor Drug Court, positions he has held since July 1999. He also has been the managing member of Hunter-Stevens Land Title Agency, LTD, Canfield, Ohio, since March 1998, and has maintained a private law practice. He previously served as a partner of the Davis & Davis Law Firm. Judge Hunter joined the UCFC and Home Savings Boards in 2009. The Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board believe that the attributes, skills and qualifications that Judge Hunter has developed through approximately 27 years of providing legal services and working in the real estate, title and escrow industries and his vast community, public and political service and experience, give him considerable experience within the banking and lending industry and allow him to provide significant guidance and expertise on regulatory compliance, community perspective, lending and real estate and valuable leadership insight to the Board. Judge Hunter also provides the Board with a diverse background in the public and private sectors.

Ellen Tressel

Mrs. Ellen J. Tressel is an Independent Director of the Company., effective October 1, 2014. Mrs. Tressel serves, and has served in the past, as a board director of numerous charitable organizations. She spent approximately 14 years with Butler Wick & Co., Inc., a securities brokerage firm, where she served as Vice President of Trading for 11 years. She was elected to the Company and Home Savings Board on September 23, 2014, for an effective date of October 1, 2014. The Board believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications that Mrs. Tressel has developed through her lifelong community service and her service in the financial services industry allow her to provide financial and strategic planning expertise as well as a local perspective on community affairs and valuable leadership insight to the Board. Mrs. Tressel also adds diversity to the Board, which has been one of the Nominating and Governance Committee’s goals with respect to director recruiting.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Schiraldi

91,900

Gary Small

776,765

Timothy Esson

375,162

Barbara Radis

364,131

Jude Nohra

410,881

Matthew Garrity

438,488

Patrick Bevack

53,200

Marty Adams

60,300

Zahid Afzal

62,000

Louis Altman

--

Lee Burdman

61,500

Scott Crewson

55,800

Scott Hunter

59,500

Ellen Tressel

56,500
As Of  31 Dec 2016