Huntington Bank Names Andrew Paterno President of Its West Virginia Region

Business executive with deep West Virginia roots to spearhead bank’s growth in state

CHARLESTON, W. Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Huntington Bank (NASDAQ: HBAN; announced today that it has named Andrew Paterno president of its West Virginia region. A successful businessman and civic leader, Paterno joins Huntington from Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA, Inc., where he was vice chairman of the board of directors and past regional managing director for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“Andy has a unique combination of business and leadership skills,” said Jim Dunlap, regional and commercial banking director for Huntington. “His commitment to and knowledge of West Virginia and its industries will enable him to lead Huntington’s growth in the state while working with business, government and civic leaders.”

A lifelong West Virginian and resident of South Charleston, Paterno worked for 30 years in the insurance business in the state beginning at McDonough Caperton Insurance Group and then Acordia Mid-Atlantic, which became Wells Fargo. Prior to joining the insurance industry in 1978, he was assistant director of the West Virginia Civil Service System and worked in the Governor’s Office of Economic and Community Development.

“I am delighted to join Huntington, which shares my values for customer service and community investment,” said Paterno. “We also share a longstanding commitment to helping West Virginia to grow.”

Active in the community, Paterno was the 2000 recipient of the Son of the Year Award presented by The West Virginia Society of Washington, D.C.; a 2008 Meritorious Inductee into the University of Charleston Hall of Fame; and the 1999 recipient of the Italian American Man of the Year Award presented by the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival.

He currently is a member of the Concord College Foundation Board; Edgewood Summit Board; and Coal Contractors Insurance Limited Board. He is a past managing partner of Wheelers Baseball Limited, which helped to keep Class A professional baseball in Charleston. He is also a past member of the Wheeling Jesuit University Board.

Paterno is a graduate of the University of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and geography from Concord College in Athens, W.V.

About Huntington

Huntington 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 over 660 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 over 1,300 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.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
Maureen Brown, 614-480-5512

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