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HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK UNVEILS SIGNAGE ON DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND LANDMARK

Celebrates future Northeast Ohio headquarters, opening of new downtown branch at 200 Public Square

Last Friday, Huntington National Bank (Nasdaq: HBAN: (www.huntington.com)  hosted a community event to celebrate the opening of its new full-service branch at 200 Public Square in Cleveland. In lieu of a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Huntington centered the festivities on the building’s entryway, revealing the newly installed signage which bears the Huntington name and logo.

Last week’s event serves as a prelude to the official relocation of Huntington’s Greater Cleveland regional headquarters to 200 Public Square in September. The new headquarters will take over 100,000 square feet in the office tower.

“We are very proud of our history in Northeast Ohio and excited to embark on the next step of our strong commitment to the city,” said Dan Walsh, Northeast Ohio regional president, Huntington Bank.  “Huntington’s visibility in the city skyline and our presence in Public Square reaffirm to the community that we want to be accessible and welcoming to all residents and visitors to Cleveland.”

Community members and 300 of Huntington’s regional employees gathered in Public Square to witness the historic moment for the bank and Cleveland. It has been more than a decade since a logo has adorned the exterior of 200 Public Square, one of Cleveland’s tallest buildings. The Huntington logos will be visible from every direction in the Cleveland skyline as well as at street level.

“Each day, we will be proud to see the Huntington name and logo as part of our skyline,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. “Huntington has been a corporate partner in countless civic and community efforts, and we look forward to its support for many years to come.”

The downtown branch at Huntington’s former headquarters at East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue will remain open, occupying a retail space near the street. The branch at 200 Public Square will become the bank’s main downtown branch in September. The branch located at 75 Public Square will remain open through the end of the year.

“Huntington’s presence in Public Square adds to the vibrancy of our downtown city center,” said Joe Marinucci, president of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.   “Huntington is at a central location to welcome community members and visitors to the city. Whether they are downtown for work or a visiting for a weekend, Huntington is a familiar, trusted name that will make everyone feel at home.”

Huntington’s future headquarters will take over the sixth and seventh floors and part of the 11th floor in the 45-story building. A major supporter of Global Cleveland, Huntington will also host the organization’s Welcome Hub in the building.

“We are very proud to showcase Huntington’s signage on our building, signaling to the community that historic Public Square is still one of the most prominent locations in town,” said Jordan Slone, Chairman and CEO for Harbor Group International.  “We are committed to providing our tenants with quality amenities and second-to-none accessibility to their customers in downtown Cleveland.”

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