CNB Receives Award of Excellence

COLUMBUS, Ohio - At the 2011 Operation Feed Victory Party, held on the Ohio State University Campus August 25, Commerce National Bank (CNB) received the Award of Excellence. CNB was one of only nine businesses in the Columbus area who reached this benchmark level!

First Merchants Raises Cash to Repay TARP Funds

First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME), announced that it has raised $21.2 million in a direct private placement of its common stock. First Merchants also announced that it has received preliminary approval to receive an investment of approximately $90.8 million in the Company’s preferred stock through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF).