BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2004--Regions Financial
Corp. (NYSE:RF) has named David C. Weaver to the newly created
position of vice president and director of Public Affairs with
responsibility for federal and state government affairs throughout
Regions' nine state geographic footprint.
Weaver, with more than 19 years of experience in the fields of
legislative, regulatory and public affairs and business development,
will apply his knowledge and experience at a time when the Fortune 500
company is expanding its presence throughout the South and
strengthening its role in positively influencing governmental policy
impacting its businesses.
"David has a track record of accomplishments representing major
companies before state legislatures, regulatory agencies and the
federal government, and can be counted on to guide this important
function for our company," said Samuel E. Upchurch Jr., regional
president for Regions Bank in Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida
"David's knowledge and experience will help to ensure that we can
effectively participate in the shaping of important public policy
initiatives to support our planned growth," Upchurch said.
Weaver, 44, previously held key management positions in government
affairs and business development at Sonat Inc., Southern Natural Gas
Co. and El Paso Corp., and was the founding principal of Capitol
Solutions Group, a consulting firm serving clients in Alabama and
Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
Regions Financial Corp., headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., is a
full-service provider of banking, securities brokerage, mortgage and
insurance products and services. As of March 31, 2004, Regions had
$48.8 billion in assets and shareholders' equity of $4.4 billion. Its
banking subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates more than 680 offices
across a nine-state geographic footprint in the South and Texas. Its
securities brokerage subsidiary, Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., provides
investment and brokerage services from more than 140 offices.
Additional information about Regions Financial Corp., which is a
member of both the Forbes and Fortune 500, can be found at
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CONTACT: Regions Financial Corp., Birmingham
Kristi Lamont Ellis, 205/326-7179
Amy S. Minchin, 251/690-1076
SOURCE: Regions Financial Corp.