Huntington Bank Names Douglas G. Hartsema Treasury Management Director

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Douglas G. Hartsema, a 25-year banking veteran, has joined Huntington Bank as a senior vice president and director of treasury management. He will be responsible for expanding Huntington's treasury management business. Hartsema reports to Jim Dunlap, senior executive vice president and regional and commercial banking director.

"Doug has the experience and knowledge needed to grow our treasury management business with the customer's needs in mind," said Dunlap. "He understands the challenges that businesses are facing today as they weather the economic downturn. With his expertise, Huntington will be able to add to its treasury management capabilities for small business, middle market and corporate customers."

Hartsema most recently worked at JPMorgan Chase as a managing director in charge of the receivables business. Prior to joining Chase, Hartsema worked at Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, where he headed treasury services. Also at Wachovia, Hartsema led institutional trust and was a banking operations executive in charge of the operational components of the entire treasury management product suite.

"Huntington is well-positioned for growth over the next year," said Hartsema. "I am delighted to be joining such a strong team of bankers who are committed to helping businesses in the Midwest."

A graduate of Wake Forest University with a bachelor's in economics, Hartsema is the 2010 vice chairman of the Association for Work Process Improvement, a former board member of the National Automated ClearingHouse Association and a former member of VISA's electronic payments advisory board.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN) is a $53 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 143 years.  Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at; through its technologically advanced, telephone bank; and through its network of nearly 1,400 ATMs.

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