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Regions Chief Governance Officer Elected to Board of a Leading Advocate for Strong Corporate Governance

Hope Mehlman to serve on Council of Institutional Investors Board of Directors.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Regions Financial Corp. on Tuesday announced Hope Mehlman, the company’s Chief Governance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII).

CII is a nonprofit and nonpartisan association of pension funds, other employee benefit funds and endowments. The association is a diverse community of professionals from various organizations who work collaboratively to learn new information, share ideas and educate fellow CII members about effective corporate governance practices while promoting vibrant, transparent and fair capital markets.

Mehlman’s role with the CII Board of Directors is a natural extension of her daily work on behalf of Regions, its customers, associates, shareholders and communities served by the company. As Chief Governance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Mehlman regularly advises Regions’ Board of Directors and executive management on corporate governance best practices, while also assessing and monitoring the company’s corporate governance framework.

“Hope’s expertise and her strong commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance are key to Regions’ success, and her election to the CII Board of Directors is a reflection of the admiration she has earned throughout the financial services industry,” said Regions Financial Chairman and CEO Grayson Hall. “Integrity is at the heart of strong corporate governance, and integrity defines how Hope approaches her role of refining and strengthening Regions’ corporate governance practices. That, combined with Hope’s extensive background in law and compliance, will serve to benefit the Council of Institutional Investors and its member organizations.”

Mehlman joined Regions in 2006 and has served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, as well as Senior Compliance Manager. Prior to joining Regions, Mehlman was a partner in the Banking/Financial Services Group at the law firm of Adams and Reese, LLP.

Mehlman received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law and her Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Mehlman is a member of the Alabama, District of Columbia, New Jersey, and New York state bars, as well as various civic, charitable and professional organizations and councils.

Additional information on the CII Board of Directors can be accessed on the CII website at this link.

About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $124 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, mortgage, and insurance 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 1,900 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at

Hope Mehlman