January 15, 2009

Stephen D. Steinour has been elected chairman, president and chief executive officer of Columbus, Ohio-based Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Steinour has also been elected as a member of the board in Class III with a term expiring in 2011. He succeeds Thomas E. Hoaglin, who had served in these capacities since 2001.

Steinour brings more than 29 years of banking-related experience to this position. He began his career at the FDIC in Washington, D.C., in the Division of Receiverships and Resolution. He also worked for the Bank of New England and Fleet Financial Group before joining Citizens Financial Group in Providence, R.I. in 1992.

While at Citizens Financial Group, Steinour served in various executive roles with responsibilities for credit, risk management, wholesale and regional banking, consumer lending, technology, and operations. He served as vice chairman and CEO of Citizens' Mid-Atlantic Region from 2001 to 2005. In 2005 he was named president of Citizens Financial Group and in 2007, he added the title of chief executive officer. In 2008 Steinour joined CrossHarbor Capital Partners in Boston as a managing partner.