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Independent Bank Corporation Announces Appointment of Patrick Ervin as Senior Vice President Mortgage Banking

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:IBCP), the holding company of Independent Bank, a Michigan-based community bank, announced that it has hired Patrick Ervin as Senior Vice President – Mortgage Banking. Most recently, Mr. Ervin was the Executive Managing Director of Talmer Bank & Trust’s mortgage banking operations.

Mr. Ervin will be based in Troy, Michigan and will co-manage the Company’s mortgage banking operations, along with Russ Daniel, Senior Vice President of Independent Bank. Under this new structure, both Mr. Ervin and Mr. Daniel will report to Robert Shuster, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

William B. (“Brad”) Kessel, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Independent Bank Corporation, commented: “We are pleased to add Pat to the senior leadership team of Independent Bank. Pat helped build Talmer Bank & Trust’s mortgage banking operations to over $1 billion of mortgage loan originations annually. Pat brings many years of business experience and expertise within the mortgage-banking industry. Our goal is to significantly expand Independent Bank’s mortgage banking operation, which is currently producing approximately $350 million to $400 million in annual mortgage loan originations. I have asked Rob Shuster, our CFO, to help lead this business expansion along with Pat and Russ. Rob has significant past experience in mortgage-banking, as well as knowledge of the Southeast Michigan market, where he lived and worked for many years.”

Mr. Ervin is a graduate of Adrian College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. He has served on the Regional Lending Advisory Boards of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He has also been active in Detroit-area housing initiatives, including being a founding member of the Detroit Lender’s Group, and a participant in the Marygrove Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program. Mr. Ervin also volunteers at the Whaley Children’s Center in Flint, Michigan and Starr Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan.

About Independent Bank Corporation

Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:IBCP) is a Michigan-based bank holding company with total assets of approximately $2.5 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 title services. Independent Bank Corporation is committed to providing exceptional personal service and value to its customers, stockholders, and the communities it serves.

For more information, please visit our website at: IndependentBank.com.

William B. Kessel, President and CEO, 616.447.3933 Robert N. Shuster, Chief Financial Officer, 616.522.1765

Source:Independent Bank Corporation