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FirstMerit Corporation

Shareholder Corporation Litigation

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq GS: FMER) Buyout

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal claims against the board of directors of FirstMerit Corporation (“FirstMerit” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq GS: FMER) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Company’s entry into an agreement to be acquired by Huntington Bancshares Inc. (“Huntington”) (Nasdaq GS: HBAN).

Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of FirstMerit will receive 1.72 shares of Huntington common stock and $5.00 per share in cash.

The investigation concerns whether FirstMerit’s board of directors failed to adequately shop the Company and obtain the best possible value for FirstMerit shareholders before entering into the agreement with Huntington.

If you own the common stock of FirstMerit and purchased your shares before January 26, 2016, if you have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 2 Righter Parkway, Suite 120, Wilmington, DE 19803, by telephone at (888) 969-4242, or by e-mail at info@rl-legal.com.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Garden City, New York, regularly prosecutes securities class, derivative and direct actions, shareholder rights litigation and corporate governance litigation, on behalf of shareholders in states and federal courts throughout the United States.

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