Regions Financial Chief Credit Officer Barb Godin Recognized as one of the 25 Women to Watch in Banking and Finance by American Banker

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Regions Financial today announced that American Banker magazine has named Regions Financial Chief Credit Officer Barb Godin one of the 25 Women to Watch in Banking and Finance for 2011.

Financial Management - Regions Bank

Financial Management - Regions Bank

Thanks to Barb’s leadership, Regions continues to build credit policies and practices that help our customers and our company succeed.

Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) today announced that American Banker magazine has named Regions Financial Chief Credit Officer Barb Godin one of the 25 Women to Watch in Banking and Finance for 2011. The ninth-annual rankings recognize the professional achievements, personal tenacity, and influence of top-performing female finance executives. Honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner and featured in the October 2011 issue of American Banker magazine.

“Barb’s recognition as one of the top Women to Watch in financial services by the American Banker is very well-deserved,” said Matt Lusco, Chief Risk Officer for Regions Financial. “Barb is an outstanding leader who is truly focused on doing the right thing for our customers and associates. One great example is the Regions Customer Assistance Program, developed by Barb and her team. By proactively reaching out to customers affected by the economic downturn, natural disasters, and other hardships, Regions has helped keep more than 36,000 customers in their homes since 2007. Thanks to Barb’s leadership, Regions continues to build credit policies and practices that help our customers and our company succeed.”

Godin joined Regions Financial in 2003 and has nearly 40 years of experience in financial services. She was appointed Chief Credit Officer in August 2010 and named to the Regions Operating Committee. Godin’s responsibilities include overseeing credit policy, credit administration and problem asset management for Regions Bank.

Godin earned a diploma in Finance and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and is also a graduate of the International School of Banking. She is active in the Birmingham, Ala. community and serves on the board of the Assistance League of Birmingham.

About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation, with $131 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation's largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, trust, securities brokerage, mortgage and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,800 banking offices and over 2,100 ATMs. Its investment and securities brokerage trust and asset management division, Morgan Keegan & Company Inc., provides services from over 300 offices. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at http://www.regions.com.

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