Huntington Bank Named Winner of the 2013 TNS Choice Award for Consumer Banking in Central Region

  Huntington Bank Named Winner of the 2013 TNS Choice Award for Consumer
  Banking in Central Region

  Bank recognized for outperforming competitors in acquiring, retaining and
                             developing customers

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- April 10, 2013

Huntington (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com) has been named the winner of the
2013 TNS Choice Award for Consumer Banking in the Central Region. TNS, the
largest custom research firm in the world, presented the award to Huntington
for outperforming its competitors in acquiring, retaining and developing
customers.

Huntington was selected based on an analysis of more than 7,900 consumer
interviews conducted in the Central Region in 2012, as part of TNS’s Retail
Banking Monitor research program, which evaluates the competitive momentum of
individual financial services firms.

“At Huntington, our customers are our top priority. They have told us they
want banking solutions that matter and easier ways to do business with us, and
we have responded with continued investments in service and convenience,” said
Mary Navarro, Huntington’s retail and business banking director. “It is this
foundation of service and dedication to caring about our customers, in
addition to making banking easy, that has allowed Huntington to differentiate
itself from its competitors.”

Over the past two years, Huntington has developed 24-Hour Grace^®, a unique
service that provides Huntington consumer checking customers until the next
business day to cover overdrafts without any fees. Additionally, the bank has
introduced an innovative checking account called Asterisk-Free Checking^®,
developed mobile applications for the iPhone and Android operating systems,
strengthened its commitment to small business by lending $4 billion in the
last three years, extended Saturday hours, and opened 107 new branches in
Giant Eagle and Meijer grocery stores.

The 20-state Central Region includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and
Wisconsin.

The TNS Retail Banking Monitor research program is developed to identify
strong achievement on both the national and regional level. TNS measured
customer acquisition, retention, satisfaction, and share of wallet, across a
comprehensive set of competing firms, to identify top performers.

“Customers of Huntington are among the most satisfied bank customers in the
country. Among consumers in the 20-state Central Region, Huntington is
achieving faster organic growth than any significant competitor,” said James
Meyer, executive vice president for TNS. “Huntington is winning new ‘primary
bank’ relationships at an exceptional rate, and client loyalty scores are
among the best in the industry, which is being rewarded with superior client
retention.”

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.

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. U. S. Pat. NO. 8,364,581.

Contact:

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
Cynthia Kincaid, 614-480-5415
cynthia.kincaid@huntington.com
 
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