FirstMerit Receives 12 National and Regional Excellence Awards in Middle Market and Small Business Banking from Greenwich

   FirstMerit Receives 12 National and Regional Excellence Awards in Middle
         Market and Small Business Banking from Greenwich Associates

PR Newswire

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2013

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq:
FMER) has received 12 national and regional Middle Market Banking Excellence
and Small Business Banking Excellence Awards from Greenwich Associates, a
Stamford, Conn.-based consulting firm specializing in institutional financial
services.

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Out of more than 750 banks evaluated, FirstMerit was one of only 39 recognized
for distinctive quality in Middle Market Banking and one of only 42 recognized
for distinctive quality in Small Business Banking.

"FirstMerit's primary focus is on providing owner-operated businesses with the
financial tools and service they need to succeed and we are honored to be
acknowledged for our efforts," said David Goodall, executive vice president,
Commercial Banking. "To be a community bank recognized on a national level
means our commitment to small and middle market businesses resonates well with
our customers."

The awards are based on interviews with decision makers at approximately
14,000 middle market companies and 17,500 small businesses.

"Providing superior service takes a tremendous team effort and this
recognition reflects the dedication our bankers bring to helping our
commercial customers succeed," said Paul Greig, chairman, president and CEO of
FirstMerit.

FirstMerit received five Middle Market Banking Excellence Awards, including:

  oFinancial Stability
  oOverall Satisfaction – Treasury Management
  oAccuracy of Operations – Treasury Management
  oCustomer Service – Treasury Management
  oMidwest Region, Overall Satisfaction – Treasury Management

For Small Business Banking Excellence, FirstMerit received recognition for:

  oOverall Satisfaction
  oLikelihood to Recommend
  oFinancial Stability
  oPersonal Banking Satisfaction
  oOverall Satisfaction – Treasury Management
  oMidwest Region, Overall Client Satisfaction
  oMidwest Region, Overall Satisfaction – Treasury Management

About FirstMerit

FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company
headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of $14.9 billion as of December31,
2012 and 196 banking offices and 203 ATM locations in Ohio, Western
Pennsylvania, and Chicago areas. FirstMerit provides a complete range of
banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its
core operations. Principal wholly-owned subsidiaries include: FirstMerit Bank,
N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation, FirstMerit Title Agency, Ltd., and
FirstMerit Community Development Corporation.

FirstMerit Corporation
Media Contact: Rob Townsend
Phone: 330.384.7075
E-mail: robert.townsend@firstmerit.com

SOURCE FirstMerit Corporation

Website: http://www.firstmerit.com
 
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