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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Mutual Fund Servicer Sees a Change at the Top

Reported by Stephanie Bernhard

Brian Blomquist is now president of the Indianapolis-based Unified Fund Services, Inc. Blomquist took over from Tony Ghoston, who left to pursue other opportunities.

In an interview with The MFWire Tuesday morning, Blomquist said he assumed his new role February 10. For the past two years, Blomquist led the trust operations and institutional custody group of Huntington National Bank, a branch of UFS's parent company Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

As president of UFS, he reports to Daniel B. Benhase, Huntington senior executive vice president and director of the private financial group.
Company Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unified Fund Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated since 2006, has appointed Brian Blomquist as president of the company. Blomquist has led the Trust Operations and Institutional Custody group of Huntington National Bank for the past two years.

"An outstanding executive and leader, Brian will commit his expertise and vision to building upon Unified's strengths," said Daniel B. Benhase, Huntington senior executive vice president and director of the Private Financial Group. Founded in Indianapolis in 1952, Unified's turnkey services include mutual fund accounting, administration, transfer agency, compliance support, distribution and custody services.

"Unified Fund Services is an outstanding organization that I've known and worked with for many years, and I'm proud to be leading such an excellent team," said Blomquist. "We will continue to invest in our technology infrastructure and work to grow our business, while enhancing the quality, depth and breadth of our services."

Prior to joining Huntington in 2008, Blomquist managed his own consulting business focused on assisting institutions with bank mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he spent 15 years as the Executive Vice President of The Lindner Funds, a former St. Louis-based mutual fund family. Blomquist earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting at Kentucky Wesleyan College and pursued his MBA at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. While at Lindner, he served on the Board of Governors of the Mutual Fund Educational Alliance and as President of the 100% No-Load Mutual Fund Council.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN) is a $52 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Through its affiliated companies, Huntington has been providing a full range of financial services including checking, loans, savings, insurance and investment services to customers for 144 years. Huntington has more than 600 banking offices across six states. Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at huntington.com; through its telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,300 ATMs.

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