Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Business Combinations

Business Combinations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2012
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 $520.6 million of loans, a receivable of $95.9 million from the FDIC, and $155.0 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 $712.5 million of deposits and $45.2 million of other borrowings were assumed. Huntington recognized an $11.4 million bargain purchase gain during the 2012 first quarter, which is included in other noninterest income.


Based on the timing of the FDIC-assisted acquisition occurring on the last business day of the 2012 first quarter, Management is continuing its loan-by-loan assessment of which loans should be classified as purchased impaired in accordance with ASC 310-30.  This on-going assessment will be completed during the 2012 second quarter and did not impact our estimate of fair value on acquisition date based on the available information. In accordance with ASC 805, we will continue to evaluate our estimate of the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed. As a result of our on-going ASC 310-30 assessment, the amount of gross contractual receivables and the estimate of cash flows that won't be collected is not yet readily available for acquired loans not subject to ASC 310-30. The acquired loans represent approximately 1% of our 2012 first quarter ending loan balances and did not impact average balances for the quarter.