Baird and Huntington Announce Joint Marketing Arrangement for Real Estate Investment Banking

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Oct. 3, 2019 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, The Huntington National Bank, and its broker-dealer affiliate, The Huntington Investment Company (collectively “Huntington,” Nasdaq: HBAN) today announced a joint marketing arrangement to provide real estate clients with a broader range of investment banking, capital markets and commercial banking services.

The combination of Baird’s investment banking and equity capital markets capabilities with Huntington’s commercial banking and debt capital markets capabilities will provide real estate clients of both firms with a differentiated full-service value proposition.

Huntington’s institutional real estate, healthcare and technology expertise spans multiple REIT subsectors. Huntington Capital Markets® offerings include commercial lending, syndications, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, derivatives and other commercial banking services that facilitate corporate growth and improve financial operations for clients.

Baird’s Real Estate Investment Banking team has been active and continues to grow. Since 2013, the team has underwritten over 125 public equity offerings, raising in excess of $50 billion of capital. In addition, Baird’s real estate investment banking group has been involved in numerous M&A, private placement and general advisory transactions for public and private real estate clients.

“We are excited to partner with Huntington to broaden the range of services provided to our collective real estate clients,” said Steve Goldberg, head of Real Estate Investment Bankingat Baird. “Baird has a solid reputation for delivering high quality, sector-specific advice, combined with our leading research, sales and trading, and capital markets expertise. When you put that together with Huntington’s ‘Welcome’ philosophy, you get two firms equally focused on deep relationship-building capabilities to best meet each client’s specific needs.”

“The alliance with Baird positions us to deepen our commitment to the real estate industry across target sectors by broadening the reach of our complementary capabilities,” said Rick Remiker, executive of Commercial Banking at Huntington. “The cultural alignment was clear from the outset, and we understand the need and importance of providing a full-service platform to our clients.”

About Baird’s Investment Banking Group
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Our approximately 350 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2014, Baird has completed more than 540 advisory transactions, representing more than nearly $150 billion in transaction value, and over 420 financings, raising more than $110 billion.

About Baird
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 4,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and $208.2 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2018. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE’s 2019 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at www.rwbaird.com.

About Huntington
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $108 billion of assets and a network of 868 full-service branches, including 12 Private Client Group offices, and 1,687 ATMs across seven Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides vehicle finance, equipment finance, national settlement, and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.

About Huntington Capital Markets
Huntington Capital Markets® is a federally registered service mark and a trade name under which the investment banking products and services of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated and its subsidiaries, including The Huntington Investment Company and The Huntington National Bank, are marketed.  Corporate securities products and services are offered by licensed securities representatives of The Huntington Investment Company, registered broker-dealer, member FINRA and SIPC, and registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Banking products and services are offered by The Huntington National Bank, Member FDIC.