Huntington Bancshares Appoints Kenneth J. Fish External Wholesaler For Huntington Funds

Top-ranking external wholesaler brings more than 10 years of experience in investment and retirement products

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bank has named Kenneth J. Fish as external wholesaler for Huntington Funds. Fish, who brings more than 10 years of experience in investment and retirement product management, will distribute Huntington Funds through third-party distribution channels such as Registered Investment Advisors, Independent Investment Advisors, Broker Dealers, Wirehouse Advisors and other investment platforms.

"Ken's specialized background in managing investment and retirement products will be a tremendous complement to Huntington's third-party distribution strategy to grow our assets for Huntington Funds," said Daniel B. Benhase, Huntington senior executive vice president and director of the Private Financial Group. "His leadership will help us better serve our customers and bring additional innovation in our product development and offerings."

Before joining Huntington, Fish served for nearly a decade in many significant roles for Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Co., Inc., most recently working as senior vice president and wholesaler. Fish received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.

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 across six states. 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.

For more complete information about the Huntington Funds, call 1-800-253-0412, see your investment representative or visit www.huntingtonfunds.com for a prospectus. You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before you invest. Information about these and other important subjects is in the fund's prospectus, which you should read carefully before investing.

The funds are distributed by Unified Financial Securities, Inc. (Member FINRA) a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares, Inc. and an affiliate of Huntington Asset Advisors, Inc. the advisor to the Huntington Funds.

SOURCE Huntington Bancshares Incorporated