Huntington Bancshares Incorporated - Recent Material Event

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 8, 2012, The Huntington National Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, sold $1.3 billion of automobile loans and installment sales contracts to Huntington Auto Trust 2012-1, a newly formed statutory trust established by The Huntington National Bank, in a transaction that was accounted for as a sale under generally accepted accounting principles.

Huntington Auto Trust 2012-1 acquired the loans with proceeds of the issuance of $1.3 billion of asset-backed notes in transactions exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

The Huntington National Bank will service the loans on behalf of Huntington Auto Trust 2012-1.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
March 8, 2012   By:   /s/ Richard A. Cheap
        Name: Richard A. Cheap
        Title: Executive Vice President and Secretary