March 22, 2013

Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application filed by FirstMerit Corporation

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced its approval of the application filed by FirstMerit Corporation, Akron, Ohio, to acquire Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire Citizens Bank, both of Flint, Michigan.

Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action.

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