Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Regions Bank Names Bill Linginfelter as Area Executive in North Georgia/Atlanta

BUSINESS WIRE--Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) has named Bill Linginfelter as area executive in North Georgia/Atlanta. His responsibilities include sales and service for customers served from 111 Regions banking locations, located in Metro-Atlanta and over 25 North Georgia counties.

Most recently, Linginfelter served as Georgia Chief Executive Officer for Wachovia Bank, a position he also held at one time with SouthTrust Bank. In addition, Linginfelter served as director of SouthTrusts Enterprise Banking, which oversaw business activities in the banks largest markets. The announcement of Linginfelters hiring follows current Regions North Georgia/Atlanta Area Executive C.B. Fairs decision to retire.

We are ecstatic to add someone of Bills experience and character to lead our efforts in North Georgia and Atlanta. With his background and expertise, he is a great fit for Regions, said Regions Sam Tortorici, president of the companys Central Region. We know that we are in good hands with Bills leadership. I also want to thank C.B. for his 35 years of dedicated service to Regions and wish him well as he transitions into retirement.

I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Regions efforts in a community that Ive served for nearly 30 years, said Linginfelter. Regions has an experienced team of bankers and strong branch presence in Atlanta and North Georgia. We are well-positioned to serve the growing needs of this area.

Linginfelter received his bachelors degree from the University of Georgia and is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. He serves on the Executive Board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and is vice chair of the Georgia Research Alliance. In addition, he holds leadership roles with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the Buckhead Coalition, the Atlanta Speech School, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the Woodruff Arts Center. In 2006, he chaired the Metro Atlanta United Way campaign and in 2004 and 2005 chaired the Atlanta United Negro College Fund campaign.

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