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Chemical Bank Welcomes Southeast Michigan Regional President

Tom Shafer, EVP, Director of Regional and Community Banking, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Robinson as Regional President of Chemical Bank’s Southeast Michigan Region.

“We are extremely pleased to bring Jim’s professional knowledge, experience and energy to our organization,” stated Shafer. “His deep experience in the financial industry makes him a great addition to our team in the Southeast Michigan community. I look forward to his leadership as Chemical Bank continues its growth in this key market,” Shafer added.

As Regional President, Robinson will be responsible for aligning the efforts of a cross-functional leadership team to drive growth and ensure consistent service delivery throughout the region. He will also partner with Chemical Bank’s Southeast Michigan advisory board, comprised of community and civic leaders who work to ensure that the Bank’s focus is properly aligned with Chemical Bank’s community banking delivery philosophy.

“While we are proud to be the largest bank headquartered in Michigan, we will remain rooted in our community banking and customer focused approach,” Robinson stated. “I am excited to lead the efforts of our well-established team in this vibrant region.”

Robinson began his banking career at Michigan National Bank and brings more than 20 years of banking experience to his role at Chemical Bank. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Loan Group Manager of Comerica Bank, where he spent 17 years and was responsible for a large middle market lending team. He is a member of the Detroit Economic Club and serves on the Board of Directors at Red Run Golf Club. Jim graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, and resides in Royal Oak with his wife and four children.

Chemical Financial Corporation (“Chemical”) is the largest banking company headquartered and operating branch offices in Michigan. Chemical operates through its subsidiary bank, Chemical Bank, with 262 locations primarily in Michigan, Northeast Ohio and other contiguous states. At Sept 30, 2016, Chemical and its affiliates had, on a pro forma basis, $17.2 billion in consolidated assets, $12.7 billion in consolidated loans and $12.7 billion in consolidated deposits. Chemical Financial Corporation common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol CHFC and is one of the issues comprising the NASDAQ Global Select Market.