UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

     
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 22, 2013

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
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(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

     
Maryland 1-34073 31-0724920
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(State or other jurisdiction
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(Commission
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(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
      
41 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio   43287
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(Address of principal executive offices)
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(Zip Code)
     
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   614-480-8300

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Former name or former address, if changed since last report

 

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Huntington) announced on May 22, 2013, that Donald R. Kimble has resigned from the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President effective the same date.

Huntington also announced that David S. Anderson has been appointed interim Chief Financial Officer effective May 22, 2013. Mr. Anderson, age 58, has served as Executive Vice President and Controller of Huntington and The Huntington National Bank since joining the company on November 30, 2009. Mr. Anderson has also served as Vice President and as a director of Huntington Preferred Capital, Inc. since May 13, 2010, and as Treasurer of Huntington Preferred Capital, Inc. since December 13, 2010. Prior to joining Huntington, Mr. Anderson served as Corporate Controller with Citizens Financial Group in Providence, Rhode Island, beginning in April 1995.





Item 8.01 Other Events.

On May 22, 2013, Huntington issued a press release announcing the resignation of Donald R. Kimble from the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President and the appointment of David S. Anderson as interim Chief Financial Officer. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.





Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed herewith:
Exhibit No. -- Description

99.1 -- News Release of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated dated May 22, 2013.






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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

         
    Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
          
May 22, 2013   By:   /s/ Richard A. Cheap
       
        Name: Richard A. Cheap
        Title: Secretary


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Exhibit Index


     
Exhibit No.   Description

 
99.1
  News Release of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated dated May 22, 2013.

NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2013

Analysts: Todd Beekman (todd.beekman@huntington.com), 614.480.3878

Media: Maureen Brown (maureen.brown@huntington.com), 614.480.5512

HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED NAMES DAVE ANDERSON INTERIM CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO
REPLACE DON KIMBLE

  Columbus, Ohio – Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com ) announced today that Dave Anderson was named interim chief financial officer (CFO). Anderson, currently controller, has served with the bank since 2009 and has over 30 years of experience in senior level financial leadership positions, including 14 years as the corporate controller of Citizens Financial Group. Don Kimble, CFO since 2004, is leaving to join a financial institution with a national footprint.

The Company has retained Spencer Stuart to conduct a national search for a new CFO to join the executive leadership team in overseeing the bank’s strong financial performance.

“Huntington represented a key phase of my career that I will always appreciate and I wish Huntington well,” noted Kimble.

“Don Kimble made important contributions to the success of the enterprise and we thank him for his service,” said Stephen D. Steinour, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We remain committed to our focus on being The Bank of the Midwest and believe the soundness of our strategies will continue to drive growth and improve our profitability.”

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 1,400 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 customer.

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