Fitch to Withdraw Ratings for FirstMerit Corporation & FirstMerit, N.A.

CHICAGO--()--Fitch Ratings plans to withdraw the ratings for FirstMerit Corporation and FirstMerit, N.A. on or about Dec. 2, 2014, for business reasons. Fitch currently rates FirstMerit Corporation and FirstMerit, N.A as follows:

FirstMerit Corporation

--Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) 'BBB+';

--Short-term IDR 'F2';

--Viability Rating 'bbb+';

--Support Rating '5';

--Support Rating Floor 'NF'.

FirstMerit, N.A.

--Long-term IDR 'BBB+';

--Long-term deposits 'A-';

--Short-term IDR 'F2';

--Short-term deposits 'F2;

--Viability Rating 'bbb+';

--Support '5';

--Support floor 'NF'.

The Rating Outlooks are Stable.

Fitch reserves the right in its sole discretion to withdraw or maintain any rating at any time for any reason it deems sufficient. Fitch believes that investors benefit from increased rating coverage by Fitch and is providing approximately 30 days' notice to the market on the withdrawal of FirstMerit Corporation ratings as a courtesy to investors.

Fitch's last rating action occurred on Feb. 5, 2014.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Daniel P. Whalen
Senior Director
+1-312-368-2067
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, New York, +1 212-908-0549
Email: brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Daniel P. Whalen
Senior Director
+1-312-368-2067
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, New York, +1 212-908-0549
Email: brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com