Huntington Hosts Events Featuring Famed Economist Arthur Laffer

Laffer to give his perspectives on politics and the economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Funds will host several client events featuring famed economist Arthur Laffer, Ph.D., creator of the "Laffer Curve" and "The Father of Supply-Side Economics," March 3-4 in Troy, Mich.; Toledo, Ohio; and Cleveland. Laffer will speak on current economic topics including tax policies, unemployment, inflation forecasts, healthcare and more.

"This is a unique opportunity for our clients to hear directly from someone who has advised U.S. presidents and international leaders," said Daniel B. Benhase, Huntington senior executive vice president and director of Huntington's Private Financial Group. "Dr. Laffer is a leading authority who will share his views on current and future economic trends."  

Laffer is the Founder and Chairman of Laffer Associates, an institutional economic research and consulting firm, and Chief Investment Officer of Laffer Investments. Laffer was an architect of supply-side economics and a primary economic advisor for both terms of the Reagan Administration, in addition to advising the Thatcher Administration in the U.K during the 1980s. The author of several books, Laffer most recently penned "The End of Prosperity" and "Return to Prosperity."

For more information about the events, please call (866) HuntFunds (486-8386).

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; through its telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,300 ATMs.

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