Huntington Taps Industry Leader Jeffrey Chapman to Head Capital Markets Business

Evolving customer needs lead to a focus on growth for Huntington's Capital Markets business

COLUMBUS, Ohio and CINCINNATI, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington (Nasdaq: HBAN; has tapped well-known industry leader Jeffrey Chapman to head the company's expanding Capital Markets business.

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Bringing more than 25 years of experience to his new role, Chapman will lead the expansion of Huntington's Capital Markets services and will manage the bank's foreign exchange, derivatives, institutional sales and trading, and loan syndication services.  As executive managing director of Capital Markets, Chapman will report to James E. Dunlap, Huntington's Regional and Commercial Banking director.

"Bringing someone of Jeff Chapman's stature to Huntington shows our commitment to developing superior Capital Market services to better meet the needs of our customers," said Dunlap. "I am confident that Jeff will expand our products and services to meet increasing customer needs, growing both our capabilities and our business."

Chapman was instrumental in building the Capital Markets business at Fifth Third Bank following his arrival there in 1993. He comes to Huntington from Fifth Third, where he served as managing director of Capital Markets and led institutional brokerage, foreign exchange, interest rate management, and commodities hedging services. Chapman also has worked at Society Bank (now KeyBank) and National City, after beginning his banking career in 1982 at Huntington.

"In making my choice to return, I was attracted by Huntington's clear commitment to invest in the people and technology required to deliver sophisticated Capital Market services to its customers," said Chapman. "I'm honored to join this impressive team and to have the opportunity to serve Huntington customers and their evolving needs, through the continued growth of Huntington's Capital Markets business."

Previously an adjunct faculty member at Cleveland State University (Cleveland, Ohio) and Franklin University (Columbus, Ohio), Chapman holds an MBA from the University of Dayton and a bachelor's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University. He is a founding member and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Bond Dealers of America association. Active in their community, having both served in leadership roles for United Way campaigns in addition to other activities, Chapman and his wife, Cheryl Rose, live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $54 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1866, Huntington provides a full range of financial services through its affiliated companies, including checking, loans, savings, insurance and investment services. It has more than 600 branches and also offers retail and commercial financial services online at; through its telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,350 ATMs. Huntington's Auto Finance and Dealer Services group offers automobile loans to consumers and commercial loans to automobile dealers within its six-state banking franchise area, as well as selected New England states.  

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