First Merchants Corporation to Present in Upcoming Investor Conference

  First Merchants Corporation to Present in Upcoming Investor Conference

Business Wire

MUNCIE, Ind. -- July 25, 2012

First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) today announced that its management
will participate in the upcoming Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 13^th Annual
Community Bank Investor Conference.

On August 1, 2012, Michael C. Rechin, Chief Executive Officer, and Mark K.
Hardwick, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the KBW Community Bank
Investor Conference held in New York City on July 31 and August 1, and will
participate in meetings with institutional investors during the conference.
The investor presentation by First Merchants Corporation is scheduled to begin
at 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 1. The Company’s slide presentation will
be posted to the investor section of the Company’s website,
www.firstmerchants.com, prior to the event.

About First Merchants Corporation

First Merchants Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in
Muncie, Indiana. The Corporation is comprised of First Merchants Bank, N.A.,
which also operates as Lafayette Bank & Trust, Commerce National Bank, and
First Merchants Trust Company as divisions of First Merchants Bank, N.A. First
Merchants Corporation also operates First Merchants Insurance Group, a
full-service property casualty, personal lines, and healthcare insurance
agency.

First Merchants Corporation’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global
Select Market System under the symbol FRME. Quotations are carried in daily
newspapers and can be found on the company’s Internet web page
(http://www.firstmerchants.com).

Contact:

First Merchants Corporation
David L. Ortega, First Vice President/Director of Investor Relations,
765-378-8937
http://www.firstmerchants.com
 
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