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Form 8-K for FIRSTMERIT CORP /OH/


17-Apr-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On April 16, 2014, FirstMerit Corporation (the "Corporation") held its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") for the purposes of:
(i) electing fifteen directors for a term expiring at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; (ii) ratifying the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Corporation's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014; and (iii) approving, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Corporation's named executive officers. As of the close of business on February 21, 2014, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 165,048,468 Common Shares were outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, 144,579,548, or approximately 87.6%, of the outstanding Common Shares entitled to vote were represented in person or by proxy. The results of the voting at the Annual Meeting are as follows:

1. The fifteen nominees for director were elected to serve a one-year term ending at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders:

Name                        Votes For     Votes Withheld    Broker Non-Votes
Lizabeth A. Ardisana       119,207,518         6,517,389          18,854,641
Steven H. Baer             124,763,809           961,098          18,854,641
Karen S. Belden            123,332,662         2,392,245          18,854,641
R. Cary Blair              117,898,726         7,826,181          18,854,641
John C. Blickle            117,751,367         7,973,540          18,854,641
Robert W. Briggs           124,191,912         1,532,995          18,854,641
Richard Colella            124,173,679         1,551,228          18,854,641
Robert S. Cubbin           124,071,779         1,653,128          18,854,641
Gina D. France             115,690,917        10,033,990          18,854,641
Paul G. Greig              122,531,626         3,193,281          18,854,641
Terry L. Haines            117,946,138         7,778,769          18,854,641
J. Michael Hochschwender   118,221,863         7,503,044          18,854,641
Clifford J. Isroff         117,834,542         7,890,365          18,854,641
Philip A. Lloyd II         124,223,823         1,501,084          18,854,641
Russ M. Strobel            124,781,022           943,905          18,854,641

2. The selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Corporation's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2014 was ratified:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions 132,317,978 11,897,796 363,774

3. By the following vote, the shareholders did not approve the advisory vote on named executive officer compensation:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 52,037,023 72,636,787 1,051,097 18,854,641


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