Huntington Appoints William C. Shivers Akron/canton Region President

Shivers Brings More than 17 Years of Banking Experience to the Region

AKRON/CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Huntington National Bank has appointed William C. Shivers as Akron/Canton region president. Shivers has been interim region president since July 21, 2009. He has also led Huntington's commercial banking team. His appointment is effective immediately.

"Bill is committed to and knows the Akron/Canton market," said Steve Steinour, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Huntington. "He also understands the challenges facing local businesses. As someone who has held a management position in a local company, he knows what a company needs to remain healthy and to continue to be a source of local jobs. Under Bill's leadership, we believe that Huntington will grow its market share in Akron/Canton and continue to be a critical source of advice and expertise for businesses. "

Shivers joined Huntington from Quaker Manufacturing Corp. where he was director of sales and marketing and vice president of operations. Previously, he worked for Key Bank's commercial banking section for 15 years. He held a variety of positions at Key, including leading teams in Youngstown and Canton. His diverse background includes serving as a state examiner for the Ohio State Auditors Office.

Shivers received a master's in business administration from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and his bachelor's from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio.

"Huntington Bank's leadership team has proven its commitment to its hometown markets," said Shivers. "I see tremendous opportunities in the Akron/Canton region and I look forward to contributing to Huntington's future success."

Shivers is a graduate of Leadership Mahoning Valley and is active in the community, having held a variety of United Way volunteer and leadership positions. He also serves as a fundraiser for the Red Cross and is the past chairman of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $51 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Huntington has more than 143 years of serving the financial needs of its customers. Through our subsidiaries, including our banking subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank, we provide full-service commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, customized insurance service program, and other financial products and services. Our over 600 banking offices are located in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at huntington.com; through its technologically advanced, 24-hour telephone bank; and through its network of almost 1,400 ATMs. The Auto Finance and Dealer Services group offers automobile loans to consumers and commercial loans to automobile dealers within our six-state banking franchise area. Selected financial service activities are also conducted in other states including: Private Financial Group offices in Florida; and Mortgage Banking offices in Maryland and New Jersey. International banking services are available through the headquarters office in Columbus and a limited purpose office located in both the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

SOURCE Huntington Bancshares Incorporated