Huntington Names William Hinga Managing Director, Community Development Investments

  Huntington Names William Hinga Managing Director, Community Development
  Investments

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- November 01, 2012

Huntington (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com) announces that William Hinga has
been named managing director for Community Development Investments. In his new
role, Hinga will serve as the principal business development officer for
Huntington and will manage the development of new investment opportunities in
the areas of affordable housing and small business development.

“Bill brings more than 20 years of experience in affordable housing and
community development leadership to Huntington,” said Ron Dugas, Huntington’s
director of Community Development. “He will be a strong asset to Community
Development Investments as he possesses a thorough understanding of housing
and small business development, housing tax credit financing, subordinated
debt, and other financial evaluation strategies. His expertise will assist
Huntington in its mission of providing affordable housing and small business
investment opportunities throughout our six-state footprint.”

Prior to coming to Huntington, Hinga worked at Red Capital Group, LLC from
2002-2012 as senior managing director, where he drove new business development
in a five-state region, including generating mortgage, mezzanine and equity
investments for multifamily and seniors housing. Following the PNC sale of Red
Capital in 2010, Hinga managed and restructured the Tax Credit Equity Group
for disposition in 2012 and co-directed the Affordable Housing Group, which
included the origination of FHA and Fannie Mae multifamily mortgage loans for
profit and non-profit borrowers.

Before working at Red Capital Group, Hinga was president and senior vice
president of Banc One Community Development Corporation from 1996-2002, where
he originated low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, small
business investments, and affordable housing mortgage loans. From 1994-1996,
Hinga was vice president of Bank One Community Lending and vice president of
Bank One Commercial Real Estate Lending from 1990-1994.

Hinga holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of
Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. and a MBA from The Ohio State University
Executive MBA Program. He is a current member and past president of the Ohio
Housing Council and a member of the National Association of Affordable Housing
Lenders.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $56 billion regional bank holding
company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The Huntington National Bank, founded
in 1866, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer
banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign
exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management
services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage
and service programs; and other financial products and services. The principal
markets for these services are Huntington’s six-state banking franchise: Ohio,
Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary
distribution channels include a banking network of more than 690 traditional
branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement
centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including
internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and more than 1,380 ATMs.
Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state banking
franchise area and selected other Midwest and New England states, Huntington
also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail
automobile financing for dealer customers.

The Huntington National Bank, Member FDIC. The logo mark and Huntington^® are
federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

Contact:

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
Maureen Brown, 614-480-5875
maureen.brown@huntington.com