First Merchants Corporation Announces Cash Dividend

MUNCIE, Ind.--()--First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) declared a cash dividend on February 9, 2017 of $0.15 per share. The dividend is payable on March 17, 2017 to shareholders of record as of March 3, 2017. For purposes of broker trading, the ex-date of the cash dividend is March 1, 2017.

About First Merchants Corporation:

First Merchants Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Muncie, Indiana. The Corporation is comprised of First Merchants Bank, which also operates as Lafayette Bank & Trust, and First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors which operates as a division of First Merchants Bank.

First Merchants Corporation’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market System under the symbol FRME. Quotations are carried in daily newspapers and can be found on the company’s Internet web page (http://www.firstmerchants.com).

FIRST MERCHANTS and the Shield Logo are federally registered trademarks of First Merchants Corporation.

Contacts

First Merchants Corporation
David L. Ortega, First Vice President/Director of Investor Relations, 765-378-8937
http://www.firstmerchants.com

Contacts

First Merchants Corporation
David L. Ortega, First Vice President/Director of Investor Relations, 765-378-8937
http://www.firstmerchants.com