Post-Effective amendments for registration statement


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Registration No. 333 -188784

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

FORM S-3
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE
SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

CHEMICAL FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Michigan 38-2022454
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

235 E. Main Street
Midland, Michigan 48640
(989) 839-5350
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number,
including area code, of registrant's principal executive offices)

David B. Ramaker
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Chemical Financial Corporation
235 E. Main Street
Midland, Michigan 48640

(989) 839-5350
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number,
including area code, of agent for service)

Copies to:

Jeffrey A. Ott
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
900 Fifth Third Center
111 Lyon Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 752-2000

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: Not applicable.

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This post-effective amendment will become effective in accordance with the

provisions of Section 8(c) of the Securities Act

REMOVAL OF SECURITIES FROM REGISTRATION

AND TERMINATION OF OFFERING

This Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 (the "Amendment") to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed by Chemical Financial Corporation (the "Registrant") on May 23, 2013 (No. 333-188784) (the "Registration Statement") is being filed to terminate the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and remove from registration all of the remaining securities covered by the Registration Statement that have not yet been sold as of the date hereof.

Item 16. Exhibits:

The exhibits filed as part of this registration statement are as follows:

Exhibits:

24.1 Powers of Attorney.

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-3 Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Midland, State of Michigan, on June 12, 2014.

CHEMICAL FINANCIAL CORPORATION
By: /s/ David B. Ramaker
David B. Ramaker
Chairman, Chief Executive
Officer and President

Pursuant to the requirement of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Signature Title Date
/s/ David B. Ramaker Chairman, Chief Executive Officer,
President and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
June 12, 2014
David B. Ramaker
/s/ Lori A. Gwizdala Executive Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
June 12, 2014
Lori A. Gwizdala

The following directors of Chemical Financial Corporation, which constitute at least a majority of the board of directors, executed a power of attorney appointing David B. Ramaker and Lori A. Gwizdala their attorneys-in-fact, empowering them to sign this registration statement on their behalf.

Gary E. Anderson
Nancy Bowman
James R. Fitterling
Thomas T. Huff
Michael T. Laethem
James B. Meyer
Terence F. Moore
Grace O. Shearer
Larry D. Stauffer
Franklin C. Wheatlake

By /s/ Lori A. Gwizdala
Lori A. Gwizdala
Attorney-in-Fact


EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibits:

24.1 Powers of Attorney.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see this filing in its entirety, click here. Chemical Financial Corporation next reports earnings on July 14, 2014.

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