STURGIS, MI--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: STBI) today announced David L. Franks resigned from the boards of Sturgis Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiary Sturgis Bank & Trust Company, effective January 2, 2015. Mr. Franks cited personal reasons for his departure. Mr. Franks stated, "My experience serving this organization has truly been an honor." He added, "I will continue to support the Bank as a customer and stockholder." 

President/CEO Eric L. Eishen stated, "David has done a fine job advising the board and his guidance will be missed. I understand David's reason for departure and wish him well."

Sturgis Bancorp is the holding company for Sturgis Bank & Trust Company, and its subsidiaries Oakleaf Financial Services, Inc. and Oak Mortgage, LLC. Sturgis Bancorp provides a full array of trust, commercial and consumer-banking services from 11 banking centers in Sturgis, Bronson, Centreville, Climax, Colon, South Haven, Three Rivers and White Pigeon, Mich. Oakleaf Financial Services offers a complete range of investment and financial-advisory services. Oak Mortgage offers residential mortgages in all banking centers of the Bank.

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Sturgis Bancorp, Inc.
Eric Eishen
President & CEO

Brian P. Hoggatt
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