May 2, 2019
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F. Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549-4561
Attention: David Lin
Request for Acceleration
Chemical Financial Corporation (the “Registrant”)
Registration Statement on FormS-4 (FileNo. 333-230635)
Ladies and Gentleman:
Pursuant to Rule 461 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the Registrant hereby requests that the effective date for the above-referenced Registration Statement be accelerated so that it will be declared effective under the Securities Act at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Thursday, May 2, 2019, or as soon thereafter as practicable.
Please contact John Jennings at (864)373-2207 with any questions you may have concerning this letter, or if you require any additional information. Please notify Mr. Jennings when this request for acceleration of effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been granted.
|Chemical Financial Corporation|
|By:||/s/ David Provost|
|David T. Provost|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|