SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 5, 2013
Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|328 South Saginaw Street, Flint, Michigan||48502|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On April 5, 2013, the Company held a special meeting of its shareholders. At that meeting, the following matters were voted upon, with the final results for each matter disclosed below:
1. A proposal to approve the merger agreement between FirstMerit Corporation and the Company dated September 12, 2012.
2. A proposal to approve, on an advisory basis only, certain compensation to Citizens named executive officers in connection with the merger.
3. A proposal to approve granting the board of directors authority to adjourn, postpone or continue the special meeting on one or more occasions, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies, in the event that there are not sufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to approve the merger agreement.
Having received approval of the Merger from the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Company expects the merger to become effective after the close of business on Friday, April 12, 2013, after which time Citizens common shares will be delisted from the NASDAQ stock market.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|CITIZENS REPUBLIC BANCORP, INC.|
|Thomas W. Gallagher|
|Its: General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: April 5, 2013