Lee Ann Petty, Paralegal Team Lead, Receives Regions Bank’s Top Associate Honor

Regions Bank (NYSE: RF) today announced that Lee Ann Petty, paralegal team lead, is the January 2014 recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top honor given to a Regions associate for outstanding dedication and job performance, as well as exemplary involvement and commitment to the community.

A video profile of Lee Ann Petty is available on the Regions Financial YouTube channel.

An employee of Regions for more than 12 years, Petty manages a team of paralegals and is known for taking them under her wing. She sees it as her top priority to make her attorneys shine. “If I am thorough in my research, if I can give to my attorney all the answers they need, then I’ve done my job,” she said.

Petty’s superiors say all employees can learn from her. “If everybody at the bank put the time, energy and passion into their profession the way Lee Ann puts the time, energy and passion into what she does, it’s incredible the heights this bank could reach,” said Jeff Lee, deputy general counsel for Regions.

For each Better Life Award recipient, Regions donates $1,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice. Petty leads the Red Mountain Theatre Company’s (RMTC) Young Executive Council and she has chosen RMTC for her Better Life Award donation.

Petty’s work ethic and desire to help others succeed are evident in her other volunteer pursuits as well. She is a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Junior Patrons, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Amici – Young Friends of Opera Birmingham.

About The Better Life Award

The Better Life Award is presented monthly to a Regions associate who lives the company’s mission to make life better for customers, associates and the communities it serves, and who is an example of the company’s values:
  • Put People First
  • Do What Is Right
  • Focus On Your Customer
  • Reach Higher
  • Enjoy Life

Regions associates are nominated by their managers and peers for the award. Regions Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Grayson Hall honors recipients at the company’s headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., at a meeting broadcast live to offices and branches in the 16 states Regions serves. In addition to the recognition, associates earning the Better Life Award receive an additional week of vacation, a crystal award, and a $1,000 donation is made in their name to the charity of their choice.

About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $117 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.

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