S&C Advises FirstMerit Corporation in Huntington Bancshares Merger

August 16, 2016

S&C advised FirstMerit Corporation in the completion of its previously announced merger with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Following the merger, FirstMerit's bank subsidiary, FirstMerit Bank, N.A., merged with and into The Huntington National Bank, Huntington's national bank subsidiary.

Huntington's acquisition of FirstMerit gives it approximately $100 billion in assets, making it the largest bank in Ohio by deposits, and nearly 1,000 branch locations across the eight states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The S&C team that advised FirstMerit on the transaction was led by Messrs. Cohen, Menting and Fishman. Mr. Treviño advised on executive compensation and benefits matters, and Mr. Creamer advised on tax matters.