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MFNC Announces Receipt of Regulatory Approval to Redeem $7 Million of Preferred Stock

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Manistique, Michigan – Mackinac Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: MFNC), the bank holding company for mBank (the “Bank”), announced today that it received required regulatory approval to redeem $7.0 million of its $11.0 million outstanding preferred stock. The 7,000 shares with a par value of $1,000 per share are now eligible to be redeemed from third-parties that purchased the preferred from the United States Treasury when auctioned in August 2012. The actual redemption price(s) and effective date of the redemption(s) have not yet been determined.

Commenting, Paul Tobias, Chairman and CEO stated, “This partial redemption of our preferred stock will be another step in the execution of our strategic plan for increasing value to our common shareholders. The approval of this action by our regulators also supports this action as it relates to our strong consolidated capital levels subsequent to this redemption, a further indication of our overall financial strength.”

This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation to buy any of the preferred stock of Mackinac Financial Corporation, nor is it a solicitation for acceptance of any redemption. Mackinac Financial Corporation will redeem preferred shares only  pursuant to the terms of the relevant definitive agreements for the redemptions.

Mackinac Financial Corporation is a registered bank holding company formed under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 with assets in excess of $550 million and whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ stock market as “MFNC.”   The principal subsidiary of the Corporation is mBank.  Headquartered in Manistique, Michigan, mBank has 11 branch locations; seven in the Upper Peninsula, three in the Northern Lower Peninsula and one in Oakland County, Michigan.  The Corporation’s banking services include commercial lending and treasury management products and services geared toward small to mid-sized businesses, as well as a full array of personal and business deposit products and consumer loans.

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