Huntington Bank Appoints Steve George Technology Shared Services Director

George brings nearly two decades of banking experience to Huntington

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bank has named Steve George, a 19-year banking veteran, as technology shared services director. George is responsible for establishing a shared services model that can support growth and create better alignment between business segments and the company's strategic goals. He is also responsible for all software and systems development, support and maintenance for the company. George reports to Zahid Afzal, executive vice president, technology and operations.

"Steve is an important addition to the Huntington team as we grow the company," said Afzal. "His experience developing and supporting banking applications and architecture will be a major asset in our continued mission of being a leader in bank technology."

George most recently led the retail architecture function at JPMorgan Chase with responsibility for retail and enterprise strategy definition and alignment. He also supported consumer and business banking in addition to home finance, auto finance, and student lending. He was the chief technology officer for Chase's consumer banking with responsibility for service delivery, application development, maintenance and support for consumer and business banking applications, ATM and debit card processing, consumer risk systems, data warehousing, and the branch operations help desk.

"I am very excited to be joining such a vibrant technological culture," said George. "Huntington has been a leader in merging technology with strategy for a long time, and I look forward to using technology to better serve our customers."

Prior to Chase, George was a partner in financial services/technologies with Accenture (Andersen Consulting), where he supported clients with merger and acquisitions, application re-engineering, application and technical architecture, and performance and capacity planning projects across multiple Fortune 500 companies in the financial services industry.

George has a bachelor's in economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

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

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