Ryan & Maniskas, LLP ( www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/fmer) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of FirstMerit Corporation ("FirstMerit" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: FMER) concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the Company’s compensation package for its CEO and other executives. For more information regarding our investigation, please contact Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire) toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/fmer. The investigation is related to the Company’s annual shareholder meeting held April 18, 2012, at which shareholders rejected the Company’s executive compensation proposal. The investigation concerns whether certain of the Company’s executive officers were awarded excessive salaries, bonuses or other forms of compensation that were unwarranted based on FirstMerit’s financial performance. If you own shares of FirstMerit and would like to learn more about these claims or if you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or to sign up online, visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/fmer. You may also email Mr. Maniskas at email@example.com. For more information about class action cases in general, please visit our website: www.rmclasslaw.com. Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is a national shareholder litigation firm. Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is devoted to protecting the interests of individual and institutional investors in shareholder actions in state and federal courts nationwide.