Huntington Promotes Dunlap to Senior Executive Vice President

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bancshares Inc. announced the promotion of Jim Dunlap to senior executive vice president. Dunlap is the West Michigan Region president and the company's Commercial Banking director. Dunlap also added responsibility for the strategic direction of the company's charitable giving programs, recognizing his outstanding efforts in this area.

"Jim celebrates his 30th anniversary with Huntington this month," said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen D. Steinour. "As we move forward our local leadership will continue to greatly influence our position in the markets and the commercial opportunities we are able to attract. As the West Michigan president, Jim's regional leadership is making a significant impact on Huntington's business."

Dunlap, West Michigan Region president since September 2001, recently added the responsibility of Huntington's Commercial Banking and Treasury Management/Fee-based Services businesses, which includes overall strategic direction and alignment, as well as leadership of the Commercial business segment in each of Huntington's 11 regions. During his tenure with the bank, Dunlap transformed the company's presence in West Michigan by significantly improving business performance, the culture and Huntington's impact in the community.

Demonstrating community leadership, Dunlap is currently the board chair of The Right Place, Inc., with current and past service on the boards of the West Michigan Strategic Alliance, Junior Achievement, Grand Rapids Convention & Visitors Bureau, Grand Rapids Symphony and the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Regional Issues Committee. Additionally, he is the immediate past chair of the Grand Rapids Area YMCA, and past board and campaign chair for Heart of West Michigan United Way. His contributions have been recognized with the Hope Network Community Leadership Legacy Award and the West Michigan Communicator of the Year Award in 2007.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN) is a $52 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; 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.

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