Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Business Combinations

Business Combinations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Business Combination Disclosure [Text Block]



On March 30, 2012, Huntington acquired the loans, deposits and certain other assets and liabilities of Fidelity Bank located in Dearborn, Michigan from the FDIC. Under the agreement, approximately $523.9 million of loans, a receivable of $95.9 million from the FDIC, and $152.3 million of other assets (primarily cash and due from banks and investment securities) were transferred to Huntington.  Assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recorded at fair value in accordance with ASC 805, “Business Combinations”. The fair values for loans were estimated using discounted cash flow analyses using interest rates currently being offered for loans with similar terms (Level 3). This value was reduced by an estimate of probable losses and the credit risk associated with the loans. The fair values of deposits were estimated by discounting cash flows using interest rates currently being offered on deposits with similar maturities (Level 3). Additionally, approximately $713.4 million of deposits and $45.2 million of other borrowings were assumed. Huntington recognized an $11.2 million bargain purchase gain during 2012, which is included in other noninterest income.