April 14, 2010

Forrest Spicher Receives Regions' Top Associate Honor

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Apr 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) today announced that Forrest Spicher, senior vice president and commercial and private banking officer for Regions Bank in Hot Springs National Park, Ark., is the April recipient of the Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top award given at Regions to associates for outstanding dedication and job performance, as well as exemplary involvement and commitment to the community.

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

The 23-year banking veteran graduated with a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He joined Regions in 2004.

Spicher has also been very active in his community through a variety of organizations, including Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club, Boy Scouts of America (Ouachita Area Council), St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center, National Park Community College, the Garland County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee and the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, where he was named Man of the Year in 2008.

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 $142 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 100 Index and one of the nation's largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, trust, securities brokerage, asset management, 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 2,200 ATMs. Its investment and securities brokerage 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.

SOURCE: Regions Financial Corporation

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