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First National Bank of Michigan Rated Superior by Nationally Recognized Firm

December 1, 2017

Source: Deb Lang
Job Title: Marketing Director
Phone: 269-488-8856

KALAMAZOO, MI-December 1, 2017- First National Bank of Michigan retained its five-star “Superior” rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., a nationally recognized bank rating and research firm. Bauer reserves its five-star rating for only those banks it rates as the strongest, safest banks in the United States. Bauer’s Superior Five-Star Rating attests that First National Bank of Michigan excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability, risk management and sound business practices. First National received a Five Star-Rating from Bauer for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2017. Read the Bauer Financial Star Rating report (PDF).

Bauer 5-star

“It is very gratifying to be recognized once again for our continued excellence by such a well-respected rating firm for our consistent growth trends, capital levels, profitability levels and asset quality,” stated Daniel Bitzer, President and CEO of First National Bank of Michigan. “We have been recommended by Bauer for thirty-eight consecutive quarters, that’s important to our customers and the communities we serve. In today’s environment, customers want to feel confident that their bank is strong and stable, and we are proud of our ongoing performance and this rating reaffirms our results.”

First National Bank of Michigan is a community bank with offices in Kalamazoo, Portage, Grand Rapids, Holland and Lansing. That means instead of relying on an affiliation with a multi-bank holding company, funds are derived from and lent to the communities where we operate in Michigan. Because we are local and locally owned, decisions are also made by professionals you can talk to face-to-face. First National Bank of Michigan’s commitment to delivering unmatched customer service, combined with our longstanding investment in the community, is why you’ll always receive the personalized attention you deserve when you bank with us.

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