PROXY CORNER: First Merchants Corp.

First Merchants Corp., 200 E. Jackson St., Muncie 47305 (www.firstmerchants.com), operates 76 branches in 24 Indiana counties and two Ohio counties. In the second quarter of 2013, First Merchants earned $10 million, or 34 cents a share. In the same period a year earlier, it earned $8.1 million, or 28 cents per share. First Merchants shares trade on NASDAQ under the ticker FRME. Information for Proxy Corner is taken from Yahoo Finance and the company’s proxy statement dated March 29, 2013. View full Proxy Corner feature

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