First Charter Sets Press Release and Analysts Conference Call Date

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from First Charter Corporation

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
     First Charter Corporation (Nasdaq-NM: FCTR) earnings for the quarter ended
 March 31, 2001 will be released on Tuesday, April 17, 2001.  At that time a
 copy of the earnings release will be available at www.FirstCharter.com.  First
 Charter executive management has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday,
 April 18, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the quarterly results and the growth
 and earnings estimates for the second quarter of 2001.
     In order to participate in this conference call, dial 888-404-8794 and use
 the conference code 7046884460.  Additionally, the Investment Community may
 listen to the conference call via the internet by visiting
 www.FirstCharter.com and following the link provided under our "Shareholder
 Information" section.  Replays of this conference call will be made available
 for 14 days following the conference call.  Notice of this Conference Call is
 being sent in accordance with the requirements under Regulation FD -- "Fair
 Disclosure".
 
     Corporate Profile
     First Charter Corporation is the holding company for First Charter
 National Bank.  First Charter is a regional financial services company with
 assets of $2.91 billion that operates 52 financial centers, five insurance
 offices and 99 ATMs located in 17 counties throughout the western half of
 North Carolina.  First Charter provides businesses and individuals with a
 broad range of financial services, including banking, comprehensive financial
 planning, funds management, investments, insurance, mortgages and a full array
 of employee benefit programs.  Additional information about First Charter can
 be found by visiting www.FirstCharter.com or by calling 1-800-601-8471.
 Common stock for First Charter is traded under the symbol "FCTR" on The NASDAQ
 National Market.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This news release contains forward-looking statements.  Such statements
 are subject to certain factors that may cause the company's results to vary
 from those expected.  These factors include changing economic and financial
 market conditions, competition, ability to execute our business plan, items
 already mentioned in this press release, and other factors described in our
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers are cautioned
 not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect
 management's judgment only as of the date hereof.  The company undertakes no
 obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect
 events and circumstances that arise after the date hereof.
 
 

SOURCE First Charter Corporation
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
     First Charter Corporation (Nasdaq-NM: FCTR) earnings for the quarter ended
 March 31, 2001 will be released on Tuesday, April 17, 2001.  At that time a
 copy of the earnings release will be available at www.FirstCharter.com.  First
 Charter executive management has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday,
 April 18, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the quarterly results and the growth
 and earnings estimates for the second quarter of 2001.
     In order to participate in this conference call, dial 888-404-8794 and use
 the conference code 7046884460.  Additionally, the Investment Community may
 listen to the conference call via the internet by visiting
 www.FirstCharter.com and following the link provided under our "Shareholder
 Information" section.  Replays of this conference call will be made available
 for 14 days following the conference call.  Notice of this Conference Call is
 being sent in accordance with the requirements under Regulation FD -- "Fair
 Disclosure".
 
     Corporate Profile
     First Charter Corporation is the holding company for First Charter
 National Bank.  First Charter is a regional financial services company with
 assets of $2.91 billion that operates 52 financial centers, five insurance
 offices and 99 ATMs located in 17 counties throughout the western half of
 North Carolina.  First Charter provides businesses and individuals with a
 broad range of financial services, including banking, comprehensive financial
 planning, funds management, investments, insurance, mortgages and a full array
 of employee benefit programs.  Additional information about First Charter can
 be found by visiting www.FirstCharter.com or by calling 1-800-601-8471.
 Common stock for First Charter is traded under the symbol "FCTR" on The NASDAQ
 National Market.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This news release contains forward-looking statements.  Such statements
 are subject to certain factors that may cause the company's results to vary
 from those expected.  These factors include changing economic and financial
 market conditions, competition, ability to execute our business plan, items
 already mentioned in this press release, and other factors described in our
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers are cautioned
 not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect
 management's judgment only as of the date hereof.  The company undertakes no
 obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect
 events and circumstances that arise after the date hereof.
 
 SOURCE  First Charter Corporation