First Merchants Bank Acquires Loans and Assumes Deposits of Shelby County Bank

LBT Supports the American Heart Association

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Lafayette Bank & Trust will support the American Heart Association through a variety of initiatives at several banking centers through the end of February. The bank is offering free blood pressure checks and selling heart pins, bracelets and paper hearts with all proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.

LBT Supports Carroll County Agriculture Association

FLORA, Ind. – Lafayette Bank & Trust is a proud sponsor of the Carroll County Agriculture Association Hall of Fame Banquet and Annual Meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on March 5 at the 4-H Building in Flora.

LBT Supports White County Economic Development

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Lafayette Bank & Trust has provided a $1,500 contribution and was a Gold Sponsor of the Leadership White County Class of 2012.

LBT Sponsors Chamber Dinner Keynote Speaker

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Lafayette Bank & Trust is sponsoring this year’s keynote speaker at the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce 2011 Annual Dinner on September 27, 2011. Rebecca Ryan will focus on the Greater Lafayette business community with a presentation based on her recent research and focus group studies with the Community of Choice Committee.

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).

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