Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Announces $69 Million Added To Convertible Preferred Stock Offering

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) announced that the underwriters of its previously announced 8.50% Series A Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock offering exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 69,000 shares of Huntington's 8.50% Series A Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock at the same price and with the same terms as the original 500,000 shares issued on April 22, 2008. The exercise of the over-allotment option brings the total shares issued to 569,000, with an aggregate liquidation preference of $569 million.

As previously announced, the Series A Preferred Stock, including these additional shares, will pay, when, as and if declared by the company's board of directors, dividends in cash at a rate of 8.50% per annum, payable quarterly, commencing July 15, 2008.

Each share of the Series A Preferred Stock will be convertible at any time, at the option of the holder, into 83.6680 shares of common stock of Huntington, which represents an approximate initial conversion price of $11.95 per share of common stock. The conversion rate and conversion price will be subject to adjustments in certain circumstances. On or after April 15, 2013, the Series A Preferred Stock will, at the option of the company, be subject to mandatory conversion into the company's common stock at the prevailing conversion rate, if the closing price of the company's common stock exceeds 130% of the then applicable conversion price for 20 trading days during any 30 consecutive trading day period.

Huntington intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including increasing its liquidity and capital.

Forward-looking Statement

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including certain plans, expectations, goals, projections, and statements, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those contained or implied by such statements for a variety of factors including: (1) deterioration in the loan portfolio could be worse than expected due to a number of factors such as the underlying value of the collateral could prove less valuable than otherwise assumed and assumed cash flows may be worse than expected; (2) merger benefits including expense efficiencies and revenue synergies may not be fully realized and/or within the expected timeframes; (3) changes in economic conditions; (4) movements in interest rates; (5) competitive pressures on product pricing and services; (6) success and timing of other business strategies; (7) the nature, extent, and timing of governmental actions and reforms; and (8) extended disruption of vital infrastructure. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described above can be found in Huntington's 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and documents subsequently filed by Huntington with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available at the time of the release. Huntington assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $56 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Huntington has more than 142 years of serving the financial needs of its customers. Huntington's banking subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank, provides innovative retail and commercial financial products and services through over 600 regional banking offices 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. Selected financial service activities are also conducted in other states including: Dealer Sales offices in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Texas; Private Financial and Capital Markets Group offices in Florida; and Mortgage Banking offices in Maryland and New Jersey. Sky Insurance offers retail and commercial insurance agency services in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia. International banking services are made available through the headquarters office in Columbus, a limited purpose office located in the Cayman Islands, and another located in Hong Kong.

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