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FIRSTMERIT CORPORATION (NASDAQ - FMER)  
Where is FirstMerit Corporation's common stock listed?
Does FirstMerit Corporation pay a Dividend?
Who are the Market Makers for FirstMerit Corporation's Stock?
How can I receive Email alerts from FirstMerit Corporation?
How can I request additional information from FirstMerit Corporation?
What are FirstMerit Corporation's credit ratings?
How can I find information on the analysts that cover FirstMerit Corporation?
What is automatic dividend reinvestment?
Can additional amounts be contributed to the plan to purchase shares?
Who is eligible to participate in the plan?
How does an eligible person participate in the plan?
What if my shares are held by a broker, bank or nominee?
Who administers the plan?
What are the benefits of participating?
What are the costs of participating?
What reports will be given to participants?

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Q: Where is FirstMerit Corporation's common stock listed?
A: Our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol FMER.
For more detailed stock information, please visit our Stock Information page.
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Q: Does FirstMerit Corporation pay a Dividend?
A: To see a list of our historical dividends and stock splits, please visit our Stock Splits & Dividends page.
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Q: Who are the Market Makers for FirstMerit Corporation's Stock?
A: To see a list of our Market Makers and their contact information, please visit our Market Makers page.
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Q: How can I receive Email alerts from FirstMerit Corporation?
A: To sign up for Email alerts on our Events, Documents, Press Releases and closing stock price information visit our Email Notification page.
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Q: How can I request additional information from FirstMerit Corporation?
A: You can contact us via our Information Request page.
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Q: What are FirstMerit Corporation's credit ratings?
A: You can find more information on our Credit Ratings page.
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Q: How can I find information on the analysts that cover FirstMerit Corporation?
A: Additional information may be found on our Analyst Coverage / Estimates page.
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Q: What is automatic dividend reinvestment?
A: Automatic dividend reinvestment is a program whereby dividends are used to purchase additional shares of FirstMerit Corporation common stock instead of being paid in cash. Once you have enrolled, the Plan is automatic and no further action on your part is required. FirstMerit Bank, N. A. is responsible for the administration of the Plan and will act as your agent. Each quarter, FirstMerit Bank, N. A. will receive the total amount of cash dividends declared on the shares held by you and on the shares held in the Plan for you. These funds will then be used to purchase shares of FirstMerit Corporation common stock for you at the then current market price. If the funds are not sufficient to purchase a full additional share, your account will be credited with a fractional share.
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Q: Can additional amounts be contributed to the plan to purchase shares?
A: Yes. The Plan permits the purchase of additional shares through voluntary cash contributions. Voluntary contributions may not be less than $25.00 nor more than $5,000.00 in any quarter and may only be made during a time period commencing 25 days prior to the payable date of a declared FirstMerit Corporation cash dividend and ending 4 business days prior to the payable date. Voluntary contributions will be invested concurrently with the investment of dividends. Contributions received at any time other than during the specified periods will be returned to the contributor. No interest shall be paid on any voluntary cash contribution.
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Q: Who is eligible to participate in the plan?
A: All shareholders are eligible to participate in the Plan. Institutions or other persons holding shares of record in nominee or custodial accounts for beneficial owners cannot participate in the Plan.
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Q: How does an eligible person participate in the plan?
A: Shareholders may participate in the Plan by completing the Authorization Form and mailing it to FirstMerit Bank, N. A., Trust Division, Attn: Dividend Reinvestment, 121 South Main Street, Suite 200, Akron, OH 44308-1440 or telephone your authorization by calling 1-800-261-0406..
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Q: What if my shares are held by a broker, bank or nominee?
A: If your shares are held in the name of a broker, bank or nominee, you should instruct such institution to participate in the Plan on your behalf. If such institution will not participate in the Plan, your account at the institution will be credited with a cash dividend. In order to participate in the Plan through such institution it may be necessary for you to have your shares taken out of 'street name' and re-registered in your own name. Once registered in your own name, your dividends can be reinvested.
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Q: Who administers the plan?
A: FirstMerit Bank, N. A., or an agent duly appointed, administers the Plan, keeps records, sends statements of account to participants and performs other duties relating to the Plan. Shares of common stock purchased under the Plan will be registered in the name of the administrator, as custodian, or in the name of a custodian duly appointed by the administrator to hold such shares. The address of the administrator is FirstMerit Bank, N. A., Trust Division, Attn: Dividend Reinvestment, 121 South Main Street, Suite 200, Akron, OH 44308-1440.
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Q: What are the benefits of participating?
A: The Plan offers a simple, inexpensive way of continually increasing your holding of FirstMerit Corporation common stock a little at a time. Your investment is compounded as the dividends on increased holdings are also reinvested.
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Q: What are the costs of participating?
A: There is no cost to the participant for purchases of shares. As an added benefit to you, FirstMerit Corporation will pay all service charges, all brokerage commissions and fees and all administrative fees for purchases. There is a small administrative fee for the sale of shares under the Plan.
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Q: What reports will be given to participants?
A: As soon as practicable after each investment, a participant will receive a statement of account. These statements are a record of the cost of purchases under the Plan and should be retained for tax purposes. In addition, each participant will receive copies of the Company's annual report and quarterly reports to shareholders, proxy statements and income tax information for reporting dividends.
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