Independent Bank Corporation Announces Date For Its First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release

    Independent Bank Corporation Announces Date For Its First Quarter 2013
                               Earnings Release

PR Newswire

IONIA, Mich., April 2, 2013

IONIA, Mich., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Independent Bank Corporation
(Nasdaq: IBCP), the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based
community bank, announced that it expects to issue its 2013 first quarter
financial results on Monday, Apr. 22, 2013, at approximately 4:30 pm ET. The
release will be available on the Internet at within the
"News" section of the "Investor Relations" area of the Company's website.

In addition, the Company will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at
3:00 pm ET, on Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013, at Watt Auditorium, 438 Union Street,
Ionia, Michigan 48846.

About Independent Bank Corporation

Independent Bank Corporation (Nasdaq Symbol: IBCP) is a Michigan-based bank
holding company with total assets of approximately $2.0 billion. Founded as
First National Bank of Ionia in 1864, Independent Bank Corporation now
operates convenient locations across Michigan's Lower Peninsula through one
state-chartered bank subsidiary. This subsidiary (Independent Bank) provides a
full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage
lending, investments and title services. Independent Bank Corporation is
committed to providing exceptional personal service and value to its
customers, stockholders and the communities it serves.

For more information, please visit our website at:

Any statements in this news release that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "believe," "intend," "estimate,"
"project," "may" and similar expressions are intended to identify
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are predicated on
management's beliefs and assumptions based on information known to Independent
Bank Corporation's management as of the date of this news release and do not
purport to speak as of any other date. Forward-looking statements may include
descriptions of plans and objectives of Independent Bank Corporation's
management for future operations, products or services, and forecasts of the
Company's revenue, earnings or other measures of economic performance,
including statements of profitability, estimates of credit quality trends, and
statements about the potential value of our deferred tax assets. Such
statements reflect the view of Independent Bank Corporation's management as of
this date with respect to future events and are not guarantees of future
performance. These forward-looking statements involve assumptions and are
subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, such as changes in Independent
Bank Corporation's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Should one
or more of these risks materialize or should underlying beliefs or assumptions
prove incorrect, the Company's actual results could differ materially from
those discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences
include the ability of Independent Bank Corporation to meet the objectives of
its capital restoration plan, the ability of Independent Bank to remain
well-capitalized under federal regulatory standards, the pace of economic
recovery within Michigan and beyond, our ability to collect receivables from
Mepco Finance Corporation's counterparties related to cancellations of payment
plans, changes in interest rates, changes in the accounting treatment of any
particular item, the results of regulatory examinations, changes in industries
where the Company has a concentration of loans, changes in the level of fee
income, changes in general economic conditions and related credit and market
conditions, and the impact of regulatory responses to any of the foregoing.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.
Independent Bank Corporation does not undertake to update forward-looking
statements to reflect facts, circumstances, assumptions or events that occur
after the date the forward-looking statements are made. For any
forward-looking statements made in this news release or in any documents,
Independent Bank Corporation claims the protection of the safe harbor for
forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995.

SOURCE Independent Bank Corporation

Contact: William B. Kessel, President and CEO, +1-616-447-3933, or Robert
Shuster, Chief Financial Officer, +1-616-522-1765
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