GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:IBCP), the parent company of Independent Bank, announced the completion of the merger of TCSB Bancorp, Inc. ("TCSB") with and into IBCP as well as the completion of the merger of Traverse City State Bank with and into Independent Bank.  Both transactions were effective on Apr. 1, 2018.  On a pro-forma basis, the combined organization will have approximately $3.1 billion in total assets, $2.3 billion of loans and $2.7 billion of deposits.

Commenting on the completion of the merger, Brad Kessel, President and CEO, commented:

"We are delighted to officially welcome Connie Deneweth (former CEO of TCSB), Ann Bollinger (former President and Chief Financial Officer of TCSB) and the entire Traverse City State Bank team to the Independent Bank family.  We are excited about the future prospects of the combined organization and serving the Traverse City State Bank customers and communities.  We will operate under the Traverse City State Bank name at their five locations until our data processing conversion, which is scheduled for mid-June 2018."   

About Independent Bank Corporation

Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:IBCP) is a Michigan-based bank holding company with total assets of approximately $2.8 billion.  Founded as First National Bank of Ionia in 1864, Independent Bank Corporation operates a branch network across Michigan's Lower Peninsula through one state-chartered bank subsidiary.  This subsidiary (Independent Bank) provides a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage lending, investments and insurance.  Independent Bank Corporation is committed to providing exceptional personal service and value to its customers, stockholders and the communities it serves. 

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In addition, factors that may cause actual results to differ from expectations regarding the recent acquisition of TCSB Bancorp, Inc. include, but are not limited to, the reaction to the transaction of customers, employees and counterparties; customer disintermediation; inflation; expected synergies, cost savings and other financial benefits of the transaction might not be realized within the expected timeframes or might be less than projected; credit and interest rate risks associated with the parties' respective businesses, customers, borrowings, repayment, investment, and deposit practices; general economic conditions, either nationally or in the market areas in which the parties operate or anticipate doing business, are less favorable than expected; new regulatory or legal requirements or obligations; and other risks.

Certain risks and important factors that could affect Independent Bank Corporation's future results are identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and other reports filed with the SEC, including among other things under the heading "Risk Factors" in such Annual Report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Independent Bank Corporation undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made, to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

Contact: William B. ("Brad") Kessel, President and CEO, Independent Bank Corporation, 616.447.3933 Robert ("Rob") N. Shuster, Chief Financial Officer, Independent Bank Corporation, 616.522.1765

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