Huntington Rolls Out Check Card With Image Of Pittsburgh

Card Is the First City-Branded Card for Huntington

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Now you can carry Pittsburgh in your wallet, as well as in your heart with The Huntington National Bank's new Steel Town Banking,(TM) which includes a Visa Check Card that is emblazoned with a skyline photo of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle and Duquesne Incline. The card is provided at no charge to Huntington checking customers. It is the first city-branded card for Huntington.

"Pittsburghers are at the helm of Huntington Bank in the Pittsburgh area and know that our customers are passionate about the city and its history," said Dave Hammer, Huntington's Regional President. "We wanted to develop a check card that would allow them to show their Pittsburgh pride no matter where they are. In fact, many former Pittsburghers live in Huntington's Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan markets. Many of them have already expressed interest in a card that allows them to carry a little reminder of the 'Burg with them."

"VisitPittsburgh is always seeking ways to promote our beautiful city," said VisitPittsburgh President & CEO Joe McGrath. "What better way to be reminded of your hometown than to carry one of its most famous images with you at all times?"

Huntington will donate $1 to the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Incline for the first 2,000 Steel City accounts opened.

"As a native Pittsburgher, the Duquesne Incline holds many wonderful memories for me," added Hammer. "The incline has helped us to receive recognition as having one of the most beautiful views in all of America."

Huntington also plans to partner with other iconic Pittsburgh landmarks and merchants to support Pittsburgh and those that make it a someplace special.

Anyone interested in signing up for the card can visit any Huntington banking office or SteelTownBanking.com.

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