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First Merchants Corporation: Big Business for the Little Guy in Indiana

This solid financial institution has been helping Hoosiers solve their money problems since  way back in 1893. First Merchants has its corporate headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, just about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Through some intelligent acquisitions and great business teamwork, First Merchants Corporation has gone on, since its inception, to maintain a working presence in the Indiana counties of Marion, Delaware, Henry, Wabash, Adams, Randolph, Fayette, Union, Hamilton, Jay and Howard, and in Ohio’s Butler County.

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First Merchants offers over 80 different Banking Centers and ATM systems in some 24 counties in Indiana and three counties in Ohio. Services they help their customers with on a daily basis at their branches run the gamut of requisites: personal and business banking services, mortgages, cash and wealth management, insurance and investments, agricultural financing and farmland loans. In addition, all facets of real estate financing are covered by First Merchants’ list of services.

Central Indiana can take advantage of the long arm of experience provided by First Merchants, and investors can be part of the growth of a great company, traded over the counter on the NASDAQ under under the symbol “FRME.” First Merchants Corporation is the holding company for the conglomerate of banking institutions under the name of First Merchants. The company employees nearly 1,400 people. They claim assets of nearly $4 billion.  First Merchants Corporation is Central Indiana’s largest holding company for financial services, and one of the 50 largest public companies in Indiana.

First Merchants is comprised of the following divisions:

First Merchants Bank of Central Indiana

These 24 First Merchants bank branches cover the Indianapolis and Anderson, Indiana arenas.

Lafayette Bank & Trust Company

This dependable firm now has 19 offices in the counties of Carroll, Montgomery, Clinton, Jasper, Tippecanoe and White Counties. They’ve been tilling the financial services soil, so to speak, since 1899. They offer locally-delivered, professional community banking services tailored to the market, plus custom solutions to your financial questions.

Commerce National Bank

“CNB” is renowned as the “Bank for Business” in central Indiana. Founded in 1991, this institution has since honed in on offering small- to medium-sized businesses and a full range of specially-designed commercial banking services.

First Merchants Trust Company

One of Indiana’s largest trust companies, First Merchants Trust is able to draw on its long roots in the field, though this particular arm of the parent company was recently formed in 2003.

The folks who run First Merchants say their roots are in large and small, urban and rural communities. Though the economic down-slide has affected every business in the nation, they project an aura of absolute confidence that the environment of the economy will improve. They have confidence in their investors and customers, as well, and continue to lend them money, partner with other banks and keep providing the money services we all depend on for the country to run, from big business to the little guy.

First Merchants Corporation
200 E Jackson St
Muncie, IN 47305-2835
765.747.1500
Toll-Free: 800.262.4261
Online Banking Customer Service: 765.747.1382
Stockholder Inquiries: 765.741.7278
Toll-Free: 800.262.4261 ext. 27278

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