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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 12, 2018



Commission File Number: 000-26719



Mercantile Bank Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter.)



Michigan 383360865
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (IRS Employer Identification No.)



310 Leonard St., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

(Address of principal executive offices)




(Registrant's Telephone number)



Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2)

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [ ]





Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On December 12, 2018, Thomas R. Sullivan announced his intention to retire from the Board of Directors of Mercantile Bank Corporation, and that of its subsidiary, Mercantile Bank of Michigan, effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Sullivan has served as a member of the Boards since 2014. Mr. Sullivan's retirement is not a result of disagreement on any matter relating to Mercantile’s operations, policies or practices.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Mercantile Bank Corporation







Date: December 13, 2018


/s/ Charles E. Christmas



Name: Charles E. Christmas



Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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