PROXY CORNER: First Merchants Corp.

First Merchants Corp., 200 E. Jackson St., Muncie, 47305 (www.firstmerchants.com), is a bank holding company that operates
offices in Indiana and Ohio. For the year ended Dec. 31, 2009, the company reported a net loss of $45.7 million, or $2.17
per diluted share, on $281.6 million in revenue. That compares with net income of $20.6 million, or $1.14 per diluted share,
on $258.2 million in revenue the previous year. The company’s shares trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol FRME.
Information for Proxy Corner was taken from Yahoo! Finance and from the company’s proxy statement filed March 26, 2010.

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