Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) has extended the contract of Chief Executive Stephen Steinour by three years, through the end of 2016, the Columbus, Ohio, company said Thursday.

Steinour, who became CEO in 2009, is credited with leading the company's resurgence by expanding niche businesses such as car lending, hiring commercial bankers, beefing up marketing and adding tens of thousands of checking relationships with consumer-friendly policies.

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