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Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, Partner Juan E. Monteverde Launches an Investigation of Firstbank Corporation Over the Proposed Sale of



  Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, Partner Juan E. Monteverde Launches an Investigation
  of Firstbank Corporation Over the Proposed Sale of the Company to Mercantile
  Bank Corp.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New
York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Firstbank Corporation

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- August 16, 2013

Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national
securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of
Directors of Firstbank Corporation (“Firstbank” or the “Company”) (NasdaqGS:
FBMI) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with their
conduct related to the sale of the Company to Mercantile Bank Corp.
(“Mercantile”) (NasdaqGM: MBWM) in a deal valued at approximately $216
million. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, Firstbank’s shareholders
will receive one share of Mercantile common stock, worth about $19.75 per
share based on August 14 closing prices, for each share of Firstbank common
stock they own.

Request more information now by clicking here: www.faruqilaw.com/FBMI. There
is no cost or obligation to you.

The investigation focuses on whether Firstbank’s Board of Directors breached
their fiduciary duties to the Company’s stockholders by failing to conduct an
adequate and fair sales process prior to agreeing to this proposed
transaction, whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the
Company to the detriment of Firstbank shareholders.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a national law firm which represents investors and
individuals in class action litigation. The firm is focused on providing
exemplary legal services in complex litigation in the areas of securities,
shareholder, antitrust and consumer litigation, throughout all phases of
litigation. The firm has an experienced trial team which has achieved
significant victories on behalf of the firm’s clients.

If you own common stock in Firstbank and wish to obtain additional information
and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at
www.faruqilaw.com/FBMI or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail
at jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212)
983-9330.

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results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any
future matter. We are happy to discuss your particular case.

Contact:

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP
369 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Attn: Juan E. Monteverde, Esq.
jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com
Toll Free: (877) 247-4292
Phone: (212) 983-9330
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