Cathy Smith-Guinn Receives Regions' Top Associate Honor

Top Quote Wins Better Life Award for Dedication to Associates, Customers and Community. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 26, 2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala - Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) today announced that Cathy Smith-Guinn, mortgage regional operations manager in Nashville, Tenn., is the December recipient of the Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top award given at Regions Financial to associates for outstanding dedication and job performance, as well as exemplary involvement and commitment to the community.

    Smith-Guinn was recognized for her outstanding efforts in mortgage operations. She is also noted as being an exceptional leader at Regions and in the community. "Cathy possesses the drive to be successful in everything she does. We are proud to honor her with this prestigious award," said Logan Pichel, head of Consumer Lending for Regions.

    Smith-Guinn, a 22-year veteran of Regions, is a graduate of Middle Tennessee University. She is actively involved in the community through a variety of organizations, including serving on the United Way committee for more than 10 years.

    The Better Life Award is presented monthly to a Regions associate who clearly lives the company's mission to make life better for customers, associates and the communities it serves, and who is an example of the company's values:

    Put People First
    Do What Is Right
    Focus On Your Customer
    Reach Higher
    Enjoy Life

    Regions associates are nominated by their managers and peers for the award. Regions President and Chief Executive Officer Grayson Hall honors recipients at the company's
    Headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., at a meeting broadcast live to offices and branches in
    the 16 states Regions serves. In addition to the recognition, associates earning the Better Life Award will receive an additional week of vacation and a crystal award.

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    Regions Financial Corporation, with $130 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, 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 1,800 banking offices and over 2,100 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

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