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We Welcome The Arlington Bank customers:

A message from CEO Mike Rechin

We are excited to announce that legal approvals to merge The Arlington Bank into First Merchants Bank are now complete. Welcome to the First Merchants Bank family!

Late this summer, The Arlington Bank will join our team of talented financial professionals within the Columbus market, providing you with new service offerings, enhanced lending capacity and added convenience.

We believe you will find First Merchants to be a natural extension of The Arlington Bank; we’re already neighbors.  Our companies share a commitment to responsive, personal service, long-term relationships, community involvement and Midwestern values.

Through this transition, we are committed to providing you with clear, open communication and supporting you with resources that best meet your needs.  As details about the transition become available, you will receive information and communications via postal mail, website updates and email.  We encourage you to visit the First Merchants website, www.firstmerchants.com  frequently for the most up-to-date information.

Since 1893, First Merchants has been focused on supporting the dreams and growth of families, businesses and communities.  We look forward to serving you, and welcome you to First Merchants!



Michael C. Rechin

President and CEO, First Merchants Corporation


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