FirstMerit Names DuHamel as Deputy Chief Financial Officer

May 26, 2015, 09:30 ET from FirstMerit Corporation

AKRON, Ohio, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq: FMER) announces the appointment of Mark N. DuHamel as Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer. DuHamel has served as the company's treasurer since joining FirstMerit in 1996.

DuHamel's responsibilities will include oversight of FirstMerit's accounting and finance functions, investor relations, strategic planning, corporate development and capital planning. He will work closely with Terrence E. Bichsel, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, in leading these key functions as part of the company's ongoing succession planning process.

"Mark has distinguished himself in his stewardship of FirstMerit's balance sheet and I am pleased to expand his role in helping guide the future of our company," said Paul G. Greig, chairman, president and CEO of FirstMerit Corporation.  "With his two decades of leadership at FirstMerit, Mark is uniquely qualified to fill this new management position."

DuHamel has 32 years of banking and financial industry experience. Prior to joining FirstMerit, he served in a variety of positions at First NH Bank, Sendero Corporation and First Vermont Bank. He earned both his bachelor's degree in Physiology and MBA in Finance from Michigan State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He resides in Stow, Ohio.

About FirstMerit
FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of approximately $25.1 billion as of March 31, 2015, and 384 banking offices and 412 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania. FirstMerit provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. Principal affiliates include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A. and FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation.

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