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MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants is proud to partner with United Way to support the MyFreeTaxes program, which provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals.

Annual Holiday Tradition Benefits 150 Children

MUNCIE, Ind. - The generosity of First Merchants employees helped make the recent holiday season brighter for dozens of local children. Part of an annual tradition, a total of 150 children in nine classrooms at the Head Start of Delaware County received gifts from employees of First Merchants Corporation, First Merchants Bank, First Merchants Trust Company and First Merchants Insurance Group this year.

First Merchants Corporation Elects F. Howard Halderman to Its Board of Directors

Howard HaldermanMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) has elected F. Howard Halderman to the Board of Directors for First Merchants Corporation and First Merchants Bank, N.A. Mr.

Regional President Karen Karmolinski Featured in M Magazine

Karen KarmolinskiMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank Regional President Karen Karmolinski has been profiled in an article in the local M Magazine, a publication showcasing topics relating to Muncie and East Central Indiana.

First Merchants Corporation Announces the Completion of Merger with CFS Bancorp

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) successfully completed its previously announced merger with CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ), of Munster, Indiana on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. In connection with the merger, Citizens Financial Bank has also merged with and into First Merchants Bank. The combined First Merchants Bank has 95 banking centers in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and approximately $3.5 billion in loans, $4.3 billion in deposits, and total assets and shareholders’ equity of $5.5 billion and $653 million, respectively.

First Merchants Gives United

United Way logoMUNCIE, Ind. - Thursday October 17, 2013, marked the end of the United Way of Delaware County fundraising campaign at First Merchants Corporation, and it ended big!  First Merchants is the epitome of what it means to LIVE UNITED. They are the true definition of their motto: The Strength of Big, The Service of Small.

Dragstrip Dash: Oct. 26

Dragstrip Dash logoPLAINFIELD, Ind. - Want to run on the dragstrip at Lucas Oil Raceway?

Local Children Receive School Supplies

Stuff the bus event at the Muncie main officeMUNCIE, Ind. - Throughout the month of July, all Delaware County Banking Centers and the Data Center were collection locations for the Hearts and Hands United 7th Annual Tools for School supply drive.

First Merchants Serves: Red-tail Land Conservancy

First Merchants Serves logoMUNCIE, Ind. - On Friday, April 26, 15 First Merchants employees got 'outside' their comfort zone and participated in the first Delaware County 2013 First Merchants Community Day event at the Red-tail Nature Preserve.

First Merchants Corporation and CFS Bancorp, Inc. Announce the Signing of a Definitive Merger Agreement

MUNCIE, Ind. and MUNSTER, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ) today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby CFS will merge with and into First Merchants, and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Citizens Financial Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank, NA.

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