Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 21, 2021
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland 1-34073 31-0724920
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
Registrant's address: 41 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43287
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (614) 480-2265
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of class Trading
Name of exchange on which registered
Depositary Shares (each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 5.875% Series C Non-Cumulative, perpetual preferred stock) HBANN NASDAQ
Depositary Shares (each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 6.250% Series D Non-Cumulative, perpetual preferred stock) HBANO NASDAQ
Depositary Shares (each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 4.500% Series H Non-Cumulative, perpetual preferred stock) HBANP NASDAQ
Common Stock—Par Value $0.01 per Share HBAN NASDAQ
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§24012b-2).
Emerging growth company
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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.    
On April 21, 2021, at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Huntington), Huntington’s shareholders approved the Amended and Restated 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Amended 2018 Plan). The Amended 2018 Plan provides for grants of stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, deferred stock units, long-term performance awards and other incentive awards. The Amended 2018 Plan reserves for issuance a maximum of 34.9 million shares of Huntington’s common stock. The board of directors approved the Amended 2018 Plan subject to shareholder approval. Shareholder approval was obtained in order to comply with the applicable requirements of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Shareholder approval is also necessary under the federal income tax rules with respect to the qualification of incentive stock options. Additional details about the Amended 2018 Plan are set forth in Huntington’s definitive Proxy Statement filed on March 12, 2021 (the Proxy Statement).
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On April 21, 2021, the following matters were voted upon and approved by the shareholders of Huntington at its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders:
Proposal 1 – Election of thirteen directors to serve a one-year term. Each nominee for director received the favorable vote of at least 94.9% of votes cast.
Nominee For Against/
Abstentions Broker
Lizabeth Ardisana 758,267,676  4,551,789  —  120,513,189 
Alanna Y. Cotton 758,447,801  4,371,664  —  120,513,189 
Ann B. (Tanny) Crane 749,267,086  13,552,379  —  120,513,189 
Robert S. Cubbin 752,778,032  10,041,433  —  120,513,189 
Steven G. Elliott 753,258,810  9,560,654  —  120,513,189 
Gina D. France 746,347,258  16,472,207  —  120,513,189 
J. Michael Hochschwender 755,746,050  7,073,415  —  120,513,189 
John C. (Chris) Inglis 756,192,936  6,626,529  —  120,513,189 
Katherine M. A. (Allie) Kline 755,983,592  6,835,873  —  120,513,189 
Richard W. Neu 730,518,987  32,300,478  —  120,513,189 
Kenneth J. Phelan 755,625,622  7,193,843  —  120,513,189 
David L. Porteous 727,085,897  35,733,568  —  120,513,189 
Stephen D. Steinour 724,514,216  38,305,249  —  120,513,189 

Proposal 2 – Approval, on an advisory, non-binding basis, of the compensation of executives as disclosed in Huntington’s Proxy Statement.
For Against/
Abstentions Broker
708,796,836  49,896,829  4,134,728  120,513,189 
93.4  % 6.6  %

Proposal 3 –Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the year 2021.
For Against/
Abstentions Broker
877,857,166  4,423,784  1,060,632  — 
99.5  % 0.5  %

Proposal 4 – Approval of the Amended and Restated 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
For Against/
Abstentions Broker
731,073,490  28,083,625  3,671,278  120,513,189 
96.3  % 3.7  %

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.        Description
Exhibit 10.1 –     Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Amended and Restated 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Appendix B to Huntington’s Proxy Statement for the 2021 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders filed on March 12, 2021).

Exhibit No. Description
Exhibit 104 Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

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.
April 26, 2021
/s/ Jana J. Litsey
Jana J. Litsey
Title: General Counsel