Huntington Bank Continues Its Investment In Michigan By Adding Sixty Additional Jobs In Holland

HOLLAND, Mich., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bank is adding 60 new jobs to its call center in Holland, bringing the total number of employees there to 210. It is the fifth major investment Huntington has announced in Michigan in as many months.

"Huntington is deeply committed to Michigan and to helping the state to generate jobs," said Jim Dunlap, Huntington's president across Michigan and senior executive vice president for commercial banking. "We are very excited about expanding in Holland, where we continue to find talented and customer-oriented recruits, which is critical to our high standards for excellent customer service."

Currently Huntington has more than 1,500 employees in Michigan, 115 branches and 235 ATMs. It is also the #1 SBA lender in the state.

In the past five months, Huntington has invested in Michigan with:

    --  A commitment to increase small business lending to $4 billion over the
        next three years. This would mean more than $720 million in loans to
        more than 5,000 small businesses in Michigan.


    --  The hiring of more than a dozen additional bankers in Michigan who have
        expertise in working with small businesses.


    --  A doubling of the number of commercial bankers in Eastern Michigan.


    --  Adding four additional banking offices in Macomb County as the result of
        working with two banks that had been taken over by the FDIC.


Huntington is seeking recruits for the Holland call center with experience in sales and service. Anyone interested can apply online at www.huntington.com/careers.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN) 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 and offers retail and commercial financial services through its 600 banking offices; online at huntington.com; through its telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,300 ATMs.

SOURCE Huntington Bancshares Incorporated