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Regions Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis to ShowcaseTradition of African-American Storytelling

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INDIANAPOLIS – (February 18, 2010)– Regions Bank will be keeping the tradition of African-American storytelling alive in the Circle City when it partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis to coordinate a storytelling event Monday, Feb. 22. More than 50 school-age children are expected to take part in the special activity at the Club’s Wheeler-Dowe location (2310 E. 30th Street). Local storyteller Celestine Bloomfield will guide the activity dedicated to talking about the tradition of storytelling in the African-American community.

“Preserving and passing on what’s most valuable to us is what lies at the heart of storytelling,”

said Tom Freeman, Regions Bank Area President in Indianapolis. “We are incredibly proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis on this project as we fulfill our mission to Make Life Better for the communities we serve.”

Regions Bank is sponsoring this and other storytelling events across its 16-state footprint as part of its commitment to honoring Black History Month. In addition to providing storytellers for the events, Regions’ “History in Motion” campaign also includes providing Black History Month Fact Cards which highlight the achievements and contributions of African-Americans. At the Indianapolis event, the bank will also be distributing its Life Green piggy banks to each child to coincide with “America Saves” Week.

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, 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 1,900 banking offices and 2,300 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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