August 10, 2011

Sam Chhim Receives Regions’ Top Associate Honor

Wins Better Life Award for Dedication to Associates, Customers and Community

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Aug. 10, 2011 – Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) today announced that Sam Chhim, a branch manager at Regions in Jackson, Tenn., is the August recipient of the Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top award given at Regions Financial to associates for outstanding dedication and job performance, as well as exemplary involvement and commitment to the community.

Chhim was recognized for his outstanding commitment to customer service. He is also noted as being an exceptional leader at Regions and in the community. “Sam possesses the drive to be successful in everything he does. We are proud to honor him with this prestigious award,” said James Dusenberry, city president for Regions.

Chhim, a native of Cambodia, joined Regions in 2007. He previously earned Regions’ Chairman’s Club and Pyramid of Excellence awards.

Chhim earned his bachelor’s degree from Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He volunteers in the community by teaching financial literacy. He also volunteers with Hub City Junior Golf, and is involved with his local church.

The Better Life Award is presented monthly to a Regions associate who clearly lives the company’s mission to make life better for customers, associates and the communities it serves, and who is an example of the company’s values:

  • Put People First
  • Do What Is Right
  • Focus On Your Customer
  • Reach Higher
  • Enjoy Life

Regions associates are nominated by their managers and peers for the award. Regions President and Chief Executive Officer Grayson Hall honors recipients at the company’s headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., at a meeting broadcast live to offices and branches in the 16 states Regions serves. In addition to the recognition, associates earning the Better Life Award will receive an additional week of vacation and a crystal award.

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 www.regions.com.

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Evelyn Mitchell
Corporate Communications
205-264-4551


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