IF YOU WERE A RECORD HOLDER OR BENEFICIAL OWNER OF CITIZENS REPUBLIC BANCORP, INC. (“CITIZENS”) COMMON STOCK AT ANY TIME BETWEEN AND INCLUDING JUNE 1, 2012 AND APRIL 12, 2013, THE DATE OF CONSUMMATION OF THE MERGER BETWEEN CITIZENS AND FIRSTMERIT CORPORATION (“FIRSTMERIT”) WHEREBY EACH CITIZENS SHARE OF COMMON STOCK CONVERTED INTO 1.37 SHARES OF FIRSTMERIT COMMON STOCK (THE “MERGER”), YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY A SETTLEMENT OF A CLASS ACTION.

This website is provided as a service to potential class members. The information provided here is intended as a summary explanation of your rights. For full and complete information, you are directed to review carefully the Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action (the “Notice”).