Huntington Bank Launches Spartans Debit Card for Michigan State University Fans

  Huntington Bank Launches Spartans Debit Card for Michigan State University

 Bank introduces new debit card with Michigan State University Spartan helmet

Business Wire

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- February 25, 2013

Huntington Bank (NASDAQ: HBAN; has teamed up with Michigan
State University Athletics to offer a Spartans branded debit card, a new way
for Spartan fans to show their loyalty. Michigan State University fans in
Huntington Bank communities throughout Michigan and beyond can sign up for a
Huntington Bank checking account with a Spartans debit card as existing or new
customers, at or at any branch location –
including Huntington’s in-store branches in Michigan Meijer stores.

Huntington Bank's Spartans debit card is now available at all Huntington
branch locations and online ...

Huntington Bank's Spartans debit card is now available at all Huntington
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“Huntington wanted to give our many customers who are loyal Michigan State
University fans the opportunity to show Spartan pride in their day-to-day
financial transactions,” said John Irwin, Huntington West Michigan region
president. “We expect the Spartans debit card to become a popular choice among
our State of Michigan customers and with Michigan State students, alumni and
fans throughout our markets.”

The Spartans debit card bears Michigan State University’s Spartan helmet
graphic and the Michigan State University athletics wordmark. The debit card
can be linked to any of Huntington’s consumer checking accounts including the
popular Asterisk-Free Checking®, a checking account without a monthly checking
maintenance fee that offers 24-Hour Grace® to help customers avoid overdraft
fees. The Spartans debit card launches as Huntington expands into the Lansing
area via partnership with Meijer, creating eight in-store branches serving
greater Lansing by the end of 2013.

“We are excited to have Huntington Bank as our official banking partner,” said
Spartan Athletics Director Mark Hollis. “Huntington Bank is a great partner to
Michigan State University Athletics, and we appreciate the extension of
Spartan pride to their checking customers.” The Michigan State University
Athletics Department and Huntington in 2012 entered into a 10-year athletic
sponsorship agreement.

Huntington’s new offering will extend its Platinum MasterCard^® debit cards to
Spartans debit card customers. The debit card platform for all Huntington
checking accounts extends zero liability on fraudulent purchases, extended
warranty coverage, price protection, purchase protection, and travel and road

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 700 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 1,300 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.

About Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in
uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in
the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the
world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities
to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs
of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

¹For specific restrictions, limitations and other details, see Cardholder

MasterCard, Debit MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand marks are registered
trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

The Huntington National Bank, Member FDIC. The logo mark, Huntington^®,
24-Hour Grace^® and Asterisk-Free Checking^® are federally registered service
marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.The 24-Hour Grace^® system and
method is patented: US Pat. No. 8,364,581.

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