Sound Mind Investing Funds Extends Relationship With Huntington Asset Services

COLUMBUS, Ohio and INDIANAPOLIS, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Asset Services, a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com), announced that Sound Mind Investing Funds has extended its contract through 2013.

Sound Mind Investing Funds has been a Huntington Asset Services client since 2005.  Huntington Asset Services provides fund administration, fund accounting, distribution support and transfer agency services.

"Over the years, Huntington Asset Services has been a great partner as we've grown our business. Their personalized service and recent investments in state-of-the-art technology showed us their strong commitment to our business and our funds," said Mark Biller, senior portfolio manager, Sound Mind Investing Funds.  

"We've been working with Sound Mind Investing since they launched their first fund in 2005," said Brian L. Blomquist, president, Huntington Asset Services.  "We're delighted that they chose to extend our relationship and look forward to continuing to support them as they grow in the future."

For more information about Sound Mind Investing Funds, visit their website, www.smifund.com.

About Huntington Asset Services

Huntington Asset Services, formerly Unified Fund Services, has been providing mutual fund service solutions for more than 40 years. Huntington's fully integrated services include fund administration, accounting, transfer agency, compliance, distribution and custody for clients with combined assets of more than $47 billion. Huntington's comprehensive solutions support both standalone and series trust structures. Based in Indianapolis, Huntington Asset Services, Inc. and Unified Financial Securities, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN), a $54 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. More information is available at www.HuntingtonAssetServices.com.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $54 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1866, it 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 product 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 600 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 New England states, Huntington also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for dealer customers.

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

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