Firstbank Corporation Announces Cash Dividend on Series A Preferred Stock

Firstbank Corporation Announces Cash Dividend on Series A Preferred Stock

ALMA, Mich., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thomas R. Sullivan, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank Corporation (Nasdaq:FBMI), announced
today that the Board of Directors declared the specified quarterly cash
dividend at the annual rate of 5% on its Series A Preferred Stock. The
dividend amounts to $12.50 per $1,000 liquidation value share and is to be
paid February 15, 2013, to Series A Preferred stockholders of record as of
January 31, 2013.

As previously announced, the Board will next consider a cash dividend on
common stock at its February, 2013, meeting for payment in March of 2013.

Firstbank Corporation, headquartered in Alma, Michigan, is a bank holding
company using a community bank local decision-making format with assets of
$1.5 billion and 51 banking offices serving Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CONTACT: Samuel G. Stone
         Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
         (989) 466-7325
 
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