Press Release

Chemical Bank Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Company Release - 3/10/2017 2:31 PM ET

MIDLAND, Mich., March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuesday, March 14th marks Chemical Bank’s 100th Anniversary. Chemical Financial Corporation’s Executive Management team and its Corporate Board of Directors will begin the celebration by ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq in New York City on Tuesday, March 14th.  

Chemical Bank first opened its doors for business on March 14th, 1917 in the heart of downtown Midland, Michigan as Chemical State Savings Bank.   Through the years, Chemical Bank has focused its attention on delivering a community bank experience highlighted by exceptional customer service, expansive community involvement and dedication to philanthropic efforts that improve the quality of life for residents of the communities it is privileged to serve.  Today, Chemical Bank has grown to 249 banking centers across a three state footprint and has over 3,500 employees.  Chemical Bank serves over 500,000 households and in 2016, it achieved the distinction of becoming the largest banking company headquartered in Michigan.

“From our start on Main Street in Midland to our most recent expansion into neighboring states, we’ve continued our committed to delivering service as a community bank,” stated David B. Ramaker, Chairman, CEO and President of Chemical Bank. “While our footprint has grown, we’ve remained committed to our founding principles: providing personalized service, local and rapid decisions while improving the quality of life in communities where we live, work and play. We look forward to honoring our customers, communities, and employees who have enabled our success throughout this century long journey.”

Chemical Bank will be celebrating its centennial throughout the remainder of 2017.  In addition to the Nasdaq event on March 14th, it plans to host a series of customer appreciation events, along with employee and community celebrations.  Also, in commemorating the occasion, Chemical Bank has kicked off a spring loan special highlighted by special consumer loan interest rates and discounted closing fees.  Stop at any Chemical Bank location to learn more about how Chemical Bank is Creating Community Chemistry as it celebrates this special anniversary.

The opening bell ceremony at Nasdaq can be viewed live on Nasdaq’s Facebook page beginning Tuesday, March 14th at 9:15 a.m. The ceremony will also be streamed on Chemical Bank’s Facebook page at that time. Additionally, the Opening Bell Ceremony can be viewed on various business television networks prior to the opening of the market at 9:30 a.m.

A live stream of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at: or

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Chemical Financial Corporation is the largest banking company headquartered and operating branch offices in Michigan. The Corporation operates through its subsidiary bank, Chemical Bank, with 249 banking offices located in Michigan, northeast Ohio and northern Indiana. At December 31, 2016, the Corporation had total assets of $17.36 billion. Chemical Financial Corporation's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CHFC and is one of the issuers comprising The Nasdaq Global Select Market and the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Chemical Financial Corporation is available by visiting the investor relations section of its website at

For further information
John D. Hatfield
SVP, Director of Marketing
Chemical Bank
(989) 839-5416

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Source: Chemical Financial Corporation