Press Release

Mercantile Bank Corporation Announces New $20.0 Million Stock Repurchase Program

Company Release - 5/7/2019 8:00 AM ET

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: MBWM) ("Mercantile") announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a new stock repurchase program.  Under this program, Mercantile may repurchase up to $20 million in aggregate value of its shares of common stock.

"In conjunction with the anticipated completion of our current stock repurchase plan, and in consultation with our Board of Directors, we believe it is an important aspect of our capital management and planning process to have a stock repurchase plan in place with sufficient capacity," said Robert B. Kaminski, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile. "We plan to implement the program at such time and price as repurchases are considered beneficial to the company and our stockholders."

The shares may be repurchased from time to time in open market transactions at prevailing market prices or by other means in accordance with federal securities laws. The actual timing, number and value of shares repurchased under the program will be determined by management in its discretion and will depend on a number of factors, including the market price of Mercantile's stock, general market and economic conditions, Mercantile's capital position, financial performance and alternative uses of capital, and applicable legal requirements.  The program may be discontinued at any time. 

About Mercantile Bank Corporation

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mercantile Bank Corporation is the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan.  Mercantile provides banking services to businesses, individuals and governmental units, and differentiates itself on the basis of service quality and the expertise of its banking staff. Mercantile has assets of approximately $3.5 billion and operates 46 banking offices.  Mercantile Bank Corporation's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "MBWM."

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains comments or information that constitute forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results expressed in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include changes in interest rates and interest rate relationships; demand for products and services; the degree of competition by traditional and nontraditional competitors; changes in banking regulation or actions by bank regulators; changes in tax laws; changes in prices, levies, and assessments; the impact of technological advances; governmental and regulatory policy changes; the outcomes of contingencies; trends in customer behavior as well as their ability to repay loans; changes in local real estate values; changes in the national and local economies; and other factors, including risk factors, disclosed from time to time in filings made by Mercantile with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mercantile undertakes no obligation to update or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



            Robert B. Kaminski, Jr. 

Charles Christmas

            President & CEO 

Executive Vice President & CFO





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