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April 25 2016

Stephen Steinour Joins Operation HOPE Global Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Apr. 25, 2016 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc. has appointed Stephen D. Steinour, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, to its Global Board of Directors.

As head of the $71 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Steinour leads Huntington National Bank and its affiliates which provide full-service commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, insurance, and other financial products and services.

Prior to joining Huntington, Steinour was Managing Partner of CrossHarbor Capital.  Previously, Steinour was President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Financial Group (CFG), responsible for overseeing the commercial bank holding company’s business lines and operations. Before joining CFG, Steinour was division executive for Fleet Financial Group.  Prior to his tenure at Fleet, he was executive vice president at Bank of New England. 

Following his graduation from Gettysburg College in 1980 with a degree in economics, Steinour was an analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department, and subsequently worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He is a graduate of The Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

Steinour is a member of the Board of Directors of L Brands, Inc., and Exelon Corporation, respectively. He is a Trustee of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee. He is a member of The Columbus Partnership and a Trustee of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation. Steinour is also a Trustee of the Eisenhower Fellowships and a Board of Director of the Financial Services Roundtable. He is the past Chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and a former Trustee of the National Constitution Center. He lives with his wife and children in the Columbus metro area.

Operation HOPE’s Global Board of Directors includes Jeff Schmid, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mutual of Omaha Bank, and Robb Webb, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

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About Operation HOPE, Inc.

 Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—powering the broadest financial inclusion network in the country. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. Project 5117 is Operation HOPE’s multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. Operation HOPE recently received its second consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org