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First Merchants Corporation Announces Cash Dividend

August 15, 2014

MUNCIE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) declared a cash dividend on August 14, 2014 of $0.08 per share, payable on September 19, 2014, to shareholders of record on September 5, 2014. For purposes of broker trading, the ex-date of the cash dividend is September 3, 2014.

About First Merchants Corporation:

First Merchants Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Muncie, Indiana. The Corporation is comprised of First Merchants Bank, N.A., which also operates as Lafayette Bank & Trust, Commerce National Bank, and First Merchants Trust Company as divisions of First Merchants Bank, N.A.First Merchants Corporation also operates First Merchants Insurance Group, a full-service property casualty, personal lines, and healthcare insurance agency.

First Merchants Corporationís 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 companyís Internet web page (

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

First Merchants Corporation

David L. Ortega, First Vice President/Director of Investor Relations, 765-378-8937

Source: First Merchants Corporation

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