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Regions Financial Corporation traces its roots back to the late 19th century and three Alabama-based banks - the First National Bank of Huntsville, the First National Bank of Montgomery and the Exchange Security Bank of Birmingham.

In late 1970, the three banks combined with First Alabama Bancshares, Inc. to form the first multi-bank holding company in the state of Alabama. The new company was grounded in one idea: sound banking principles and new growth opportunities could be combined to create a stronger financial institution for the state. In July 1971, the holding company began operations with 40 locations in Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery.

The company was renamed Regions Financial Corp. in 1994 to better reflect its growing presence throughout the South. Its merger with Memphis, Tennessee-based Union Planters Corporation took place in July 2004, creating a Top 15 U.S. bank. Its merger with AmSouth Bancorporation on November 4, 2006, created a Southeast-based financial powerhouse ranking as one of the top banks in the nation.





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