Farmers National Banc Corp. the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield, and Emclaire Financial Corp., the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, jointly announced they have entered into an agreement and plan of merger.

Each shareholder of Emclaire may elect to receive either $40.00 per share in cash or 2.15 shares of Farmers’ common stock, subject to an overall limitation of 70% of the shares being exchanged for Farmers’ shares and 30% for cash. Based on Farmers’ closing share price of $17.02 on March 23, the transaction is valued at approximately $105 million, or $37.62 per share.

William C. Marsh, the current President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Emclaire and Emlenton Bank, will join Farmers as Senior Vice President and as Market President, Pennsylvania, after the merger. Furthermore, Farmers intends to name one director from Emclaire’s board to join its Board of Directors immediately after the merger and appoint the remaining non-employee directors of Emclaire to a newly formed advisory board for the Pennsylvania Region.