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City of Birmingham and Regions Bank Announce Support for 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement



  City of Birmingham and Regions Bank Announce Support for 50th Anniversary
  Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement

Business Wire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- February 7, 2013

The city of Birmingham and Mayor William Bell today honored Regions Bank
(NYSE: RF) for its support of programs and events tied to the Civil Rights
Movement 50^th Anniversary Commemoration this year. As part of the year-long
celebration, Regions will provide financial and volunteer support for programs
including:

  * The MLK Project – a play based on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from a
    Birmingham Jail to be performed in April through a collaboration between
    the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Red Mountain Theater Company
  * Birmingham Museum of Art – “Art and Conversation Etched in Collective
    History” – coming in August
  * The Faith and Politics Institute’s Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
    in March, which brings Members of Congress to various sites in Alabama
  * Metro Birmingham Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of
    Colored People (NAACP) – 50^th Anniversary recognition events
  * Sixteenth Street Baptist Church – Commemoration of the 50^th Anniversary
    of the church bombing
  * Birmingham Metro Chapter Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) –
    State Convention

“The Civil Rights 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to showcase the city 50
years forward,” said Mayor William Bell. “I want to thank Regions, its
leadership and their associates for their commitment, not just for the
celebration of the heritage we have in this great city but to making life
better in Birmingham.”

“We are both a company that calls Birmingham home and one that is proud to
lend a hand to continue this year-long celebration and year-long focus on our
history and on the Civil Rights Movement,” said Bill Horton, Regions area
president for North Central Alabama. “Our thanks to the city of Birmingham,
our partners and to the people who sacrificed so much in doing what was right
some 50 years ago.”

For more information on the 50^th Anniversary plans, see
www.50yearsforward.com.

About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation, with $121 billion in assets, is a member of the
S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of
consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance
products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South,
Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates
approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information
about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at
www.regions.com.

Contact:

Regions Bank
Mel Campbell, 205-264-4551
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