Unified Fund Services Hosts Web Seminar on Use of Social Media in the Mutual Fund Industry

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unified Fund Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN) (www.huntington.com), will host a free web seminar about the use of social media in the mutual fund industry on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. ET.  Unified earlier this week announced that it will adopt the name "Huntington Asset Services," effective Aug. 1.

At the seminar, mutual fund managers and financial advisors will learn the best ways to use social media in their businesses, along with updates on recent regulatory changes and new technologies that make social media communications easier to manage.

Speakers include:

    --  Jeff Young, senior vice president, relationship management, Unified Fund
        Services (Huntington Asset Services)
    --  Bruce Johnston, president and CEO, Advisolocity
    --  Chad Bockius, CEO, Socialware, Inc.
    --  Ellen Bruno, managing member, Compliance Advisor Professionals
    --  Oat Ruchira, assistant vice president, compliance, Unified Financial

"Although a significant number of financial services professionals use social media professionally, many are not effectively using these tools to grow their businesses," said Brian Blomquist, president, Unified Fund Services (Huntington Asset Services). "Our web seminar will help participants learn how to make the most of this growing opportunity while remaining compliant with industry regulations."

Online registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/UnifiedSocialMedia. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

About Unified

Based in Indianapolis, Unified Fund Services has been providing mutual fund service solutions for more than 40 years. Unified's fully integrated services include fund administration, accounting, transfer agency, compliance, distribution and custody for clients with combined assets of more than $40 billion. Unified's comprehensive solutions support both standalone and series trust structures. Unified Fund Services, Inc. and Unified Financial Securities, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. (NASDAQ: HBAN), a $52 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. More information is available at www.ufsonline.com.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $52 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Through its affiliated companies, Huntington has been providing a full range of financial services including checking, loans, savings, insurance and investment services to customers for 144 years. Huntington has more than 600 banking offices. Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at huntington.com; through its telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,300 ATMs.

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