Huntington Bank Recognized As One Of Nation's Best Banks For Small Businesses

Wins Four National Awards and One Regional Award for Excellence

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bank has been named the winner of five Excellence Awards for business banking customer satisfaction and various product capabilities, based on results of the 2007 Greenwich Associates' Business Banking Study. Specifically, Huntington was named a national award winner in four categories including Overall Customer Satisfaction, Branch Services, Cash Management Services and Online Services. It also won a Greenwich regional award for Cash Management Services.

Results of the study are based on interviews with over 30,000 business customers nationwide during the first four months of this year. Huntington was recognized by Greenwich in 2005 when it previously surveyed business customers. At that time the bank won three awards. Huntington is one of only 15 banks nationally to be a repeat winner.

"Huntington has an experienced group of business bankers who understand the needs of business owners," said Jeff Rosen, Huntington's executive vice president, business banking group manager. "The Greenwich awards are a wonderful validation of our entire team, including business bankers, bank office managers and support staff. The awards underscore our focus on working with clients to customize Huntington services to meet their specific needs."

Greenwich is a leading worldwide strategic consulting and research firm specializing in financial services. Its awards in the field of business banking are nationally recognized and respected for their survey methodology.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $55 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Through its affiliated companies, Huntington has more than 141 years of serving the financial needs of its customers. Huntington provides innovative retail and commercial financial products and services through over 700 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 nearly 1,400 ATMs. Selected financial service activities are also conducted in other states including: Dealer Sales offices in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee; Private Financial and Capital Markets Group offices in Florida; and Mortgage Banking offices in Maryland and New Jersey. Through Sky Insurance, Huntington offers retail and commercial insurance agency services, through offices 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. The company is located on the web at www.huntington.com.

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