FirstMerit Corporation Announces Cash Dividend on Preferred Stock of $14.69 Per Share

 FirstMerit Corporation Announces Cash Dividend on Preferred Stock of $14.69
                                  Per Share

PR Newswire

AKRON, Ohio, May 16, 2013

AKRON, Ohio, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of FirstMerit
Corporation (Nasdaq: FMER) today announced a dividend of $14.69 per share, or
$0.36725 per depository share, on the Company's 5.87% non-cumulative perpetual
preferred stock, Series A, payable August 5, 2013, to shareholders of record
on July 19, 2013.

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About FirstMerit
FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company
headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of approximately $24.5 billion as of
close of business April 12, 2013, and 415 banking offices and 452 ATM
locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania. FirstMerit
provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers
and businesses through its core operations. Principal affiliates include:
FirstMerit Bank, N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation, FirstMerit Title
Agency, Ltd., and FirstMerit Community Development Corporation.

FirstMerit Corporation
Analysts: Thomas O'Malley/Investor Relations Officer
Phone: 330.384.7109
Media Contact: Robert Townsend/Media Relations Officer
Phone: 330.384.7075

SOURCE FirstMerit Corporation

Website: http://www.firstmerit.com
 
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