FirstMerit Birthday Club Offers Members Free Tickets to Select House of Blues® Cleveland Concerts

Oct 03, 2011, 09:30 ET from FirstMerit Corporation

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstMerit announced the October 1, 2011 debut of its Birthday Club for customers enrolled in the company's Online Banking program. The Birthday Club, in conjunction with House of Blues Cleveland, offers Online Banking customers a free ticket to select concerts at House of Blues Cleveland during the month of the customer's birthday. During their birthday month, Club members receive a code to redeem for one free ticket to a participating event of their choice.

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In addition, the first 15,000 to sign up for the FirstMerit Birthday Club will receive a $25 voucher for dining at House of Blues Cleveland the night of the selected show.

"We are very excited to partner with the Cleveland House of Blues to bring our customers this unique opportunity and thank them for banking with us," said Julie C. Tutkovics, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for FirstMerit. "Helping our customers celebrate their birthday with a great concert seems like a nice way to let them know how much we appreciate their relationship with the Bank."

To enroll in the FirstMerit Birthday Club and to see full details, visit www.firstmerit.com/birthday. You must be a FirstMerit Online Banking customer in Ohio or Pennsylvania to join.

FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq: FMER) is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of $14.3 billion as of June 30, 2011 and 207 banking offices and 213 ATM locations in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and the Chicago area. FirstMerit Corporation provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. FirstMerit ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the North Central Region in a Tie" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study(SM). Principal wholly-owned subsidiaries include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation, FirstMerit Title Agency, Ltd., and FirstMerit Community Development Corporation.

House of Blues is a registered trademark of HOB Entertainment LLC.

FirstMerit Corporation Media Contact: Rob Townsend Media Relations Officer Phone: 330.384.7075

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