Huntington Promotes CFO Kimble to Senior Executive Vice President

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bancshares Inc. (Nasdaq: HBAN) announced the promotion of the company's Chief Financial Officer, Don Kimble, to senior executive vice president acknowledging the significant role he plays in moving the company forward.

"Don's extraordinary efforts on Huntington's behalf make him especially deserving of this recognition," said Stephen D. Steinour, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "The last 18 months have been challenging for banks. It has been a period that places a premium on the accuracy, speed and depth of financial information, while concurrently meeting an increased regulatory compliance burden. Don has provided tremendous financial leadership in our efforts to help management have access to the information it needs to make effective decisions. Additionally, during Kimble's tenure at Huntington, the company has been recognized for its financial reporting transparency."

Kimble joined Huntington in 2004 as finance director and was appointed CFO later that year. From the time he joined, the bank has grown from $33 billion in assets to $52 billion in assets today. He maintains responsibility for treasury, accounting, tax, financial planning and analysis, investor relations and acquisitions.

Active in the community, Kimble currently serves on the National Church Residences board of directors.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 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.

SOURCE Huntington Bancshares Inc.