Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Strengthens Board With Appointment of Four New Members


COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - August 18, 2016) - Huntington Bancshares Incorporated today announced that the Board of Directors has elected four new members in support of the company's pending integration of the recently completed FirstMerit Corporation acquisition and continuing growth. The four incoming members, who formerly served as FirstMerit directors, bring recognized experience and expertise to the Huntington board. They are:

 Lizabeth (Beth) Ardisana, owner and CEO of technical and communications services firm ASG Renaissance.

Robert (Bob) S. Cubbin, president and CEO of Meadowbrook Insurance Group.

Gina D. France, founder, president and CEO of strategy and transaction advisory firm France Strategic Partners.

 J. Michael (Mike) Hochschwender, president and CEO of The Smithers Group technology-based consortium of companies.


"Each incoming board member brings unique strength and talent at an important moment in time for the company," said Stephen D. Steinour, chairman, president and CEO of Huntington. "As we govern an institution of increasing scale, their extensive knowledge of FirstMerit, combined with their individual experiences and insights will be a significant resource to the board and management."


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