January 26, 2006

Approval of proposal by Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced its approval of the application filed by Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated, Columbus, Ohio, to acquire Unizan Financial Corp. and its subsidiary bank, Unizan Bank, National Association, both of Canton, Ohio.

Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action.

Last Update: January 26, 2006