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Regions Bank Announces Retirement of John Barton and Appointment of Mike Mauldin as Head of the Healthcare Specialized Industry Group

Barton will remain with Regions until the end of 2019.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Nov. 19, 2019 – Regions Bank today announced that John Barton will retire from Regions, and will be succeeded as head of the Healthcare Specialized Industry Group by Mike Mauldin, DHA, CPA. Barton joined Regions in 2009 and has been instrumental in expanding the bank’s Specialized Industries unit, including the Healthcare Group.

“John’s leadership has helped enhance and diversify our capabilities to meet client needs, including the recent addition of a Seniors Housing team to our healthcare practice, and his strategic impact will be long-lasting,” said Ward Cheatham, head of Corporate Banking at Regions. “We have deep gratitude for the contributions John has made to both Regions and the Corporate Bank and wish him well in his retirement.”

Barton’s accomplishments at Regions are wide-ranging, from building a talented team, to establishing solid, long-term client relationships. Barton will remain with Regions until the end of 2019 to help ensure a smooth leadership transition for associates and clients.

Mauldin joined Regions in 2016 as Managing Director of the Healthcare Group. His experience includes more than 30 years in the healthcare industry, including leadership and executive roles with various healthcare providers, health systems and healthcare consultants. Mauldin also serves as an adjunct professor of accounting in the Massey School of Business at Belmont University. Mauldin earned a Master of Accounting from Florida State University, and a Doctor of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.

“Regions is fortunate to have the depth of experience and talent that we have within our Specialized Industries teams, and we are delighted to have Mike lead the Healthcare Group,” said Cheatham. “We’re confident that Mike’s expansive experience within this space and the foundation he has established at Regions will result in continued success for our healthcare banking team and the clients we serve.”

Regions is a recognized market leader in middle-market and small- to mid-cap healthcare and tax-exempt financing. Regions’ dedicated Healthcare bankers bring deep industry knowledge, experience, insight and understanding to support clients’ growth and development. Regions’ relationship-oriented approach offers for-profit, not-for-profit and private equity sponsors the senior-level focus and attention necessary to achieve innovative solutions, seamless execution and timely, professional service.

About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $128 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, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at