Huntington Bank Names Kevin Jones Interim Regional President

Huntington Bank (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com) today named 23-year banking veteran Kevin Jones interim president of its Southern Ohio/Kentucky region. Jones has worked to broaden Huntington’s support of the greater Cincinnati business community since joining the bank as business development director in April.

Jones will lead the commercial business segment, and orchestrate business development and service activities among all of Huntington’s businesses in the region, while deepening the bank’s community relationships. He will report directly to Regional and Commercial Banking Director Jim Dunlap.

“Kevin is a longtime resident of greater Cincinnati, who knows the needs of businesses in Southern Ohio,” said Dunlap. “He has deep ties with businesses and community groups and is strongly committed to the area.”

“Huntington is committed to the success of our customers and this community alike,” said Jones. “We are driven by a strong commitment to service, and passionate about making a difference as a trusted partner. I’m pleased to be leading such a truly dedicated team of professionals.”

Jones succeeds Mark Reitzes, who has chosen to leave Huntington to pursue other interests.

Prior to joining Huntington, Jones served as director of U.S. financial institutions at Fifth Third Bank where he oversaw all sales and business development functions, including new product rollouts, key account management, client relationship development, contract negotiations, and strategic organization. He also has extensive experience managing all aspects of private banking and wealth management in the greater Cincinnati region, including traditional banking, brokerage, wealth management, insurance and wealth planning activities.

Jones earned his bachelor’s in finance and economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and has served as board chairman and treasurer for St. Ursula Villa School. He is also a recently appointed board member of the Cincinnati Opera.

About HuntingtonHuntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $56 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The Huntington National Bank, founded in 1866, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage and service programs; and other financial products and services. The principal markets for these services are Huntington’s six-state banking franchise: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary distribution channels include a banking network of more than 700 traditional branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and more than 1,400 ATMs. Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state banking franchise area and selected other Midwest and New England states, Huntington also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for dealer customers.

The Huntington National Bank, Member FDIC. The logo mark and Huntington ® are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

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