Form 8-K filed by HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INC /MD/ on 2022-05-26

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) May 23, 2022
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(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: (614480-2265
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 classTrading
Name of exchange on which registered
Depositary Shares (each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of 4.500% Series H Non-Cumulative, perpetual preferred stock)HBANPNASDAQ
Depositary Shares (each representing a 1/1000th interest in a share of 5.70% Series I Non-Cumulative, perpetual preferred stock)HBANMNASDAQ
Common Stock—Par Value $0.01 per ShareHBANNASDAQ
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 May 23, 2022, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (“Huntington” or the “Company”) and Thomas C. Shafer agreed that Mr. Shafer will retire from the Company effective December 31, 2022. Mr. Shafer will step down from his role as the Company’s Senior Executive Vice President and Co-President, Commercial Bank, effective June 30, 2022, and will continue to serve as Senior Executive Vice President in a senior advisory capacity for the Company from July 1, 2022 through the end of the Company’s fiscal year. As of July 1, 2022, Scott Kleinman will be President, Commercial Bank. Upon his retirement on December 31, 2022, Mr. Shafer will be eligible to receive the preexisting benefits applicable to him under his Retention Letter with Huntington, dated as of February 1, 2021, and vesting of his equity and equity-based awards in accordance with their terms. Mr. Shafer will also remain eligible to receive a 2022 bonus under the Company’s Management Incentive Plan, based on the achievement of the applicable corporate and individual performance goals, in each case as determined by the Compensation Committee of Huntington’s Board of Directors in the ordinary course.

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.
Date:May 26, 2022By:
/s/ Jana J. Litsey
Jana J. Litsey
General Counsel