Huntington Bank to Be Presenting Sponsor for Columbus Auto Show

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Huntington Bank (NASDAQ: HBAN; has announced that it is the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Columbus Auto Show being held March 15, 2012 through March 18, 2012 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

“Huntington is enthusiastic about our support of automobile dealers in Ohio and we’re proud to be a presenting sponsor for the Columbus International Auto Show,” said Rich Porrello, director of Huntington Automobile Finance.

As part of the show, a charity gala will be held the evening of Wednesday, March 14, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by the Columbus Dispatch, will benefit A Kid Again and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“Huntington is committed to making a real difference by investing in businesses, not-for-profits organizations, and neighborhoods in an effort to help communities grow,” said James Kunk, central Ohio regional president. “By investing our time, talent, and resources in our communities and supporting efforts like the Columbus Auto Show, we know we can make our communities stronger.”

The show will feature a variety of foreign and domestic vehicles on display. In addition, there will be family entertainment, guest appearances and contests to win prizes. Tickets are $8 for adults. Children 12 and under are free, when accompanied by an adult.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $54 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 650 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.

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

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
Cynthia Kincaid, 614-480-5451

Source: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated