JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi Business Journal’s ‘Best of Mississippi’ awards reception was recently held at the Old Capitol Inn, and Regions Bank received the First Place Award in the ‘Best Bank Headquartered Out-Of-State’ category.

The Mississippi Business Journal conducted a reader poll throughout June and into the first week in July – via the publication’s website and daily e-mail alerts. Readers were asked to rank companies in 25 different categories and list whom they thought were the best. The reception honored first, second and third in each category.

“Through the past few years, many of our readers have suggested that we launch a ‘Best Of’ event, and we finally decided to listen to their requests,” said the Mississippi Business Journal’s Associate Publisher Tami Jones. “We were bowled over by the great response from our readers, with over 15,000 votes cast for this event.”

“Regions is honored to receive this recognition from Mississippi Business Journal readers,” said Arthur DuCote, Mississippi President for Regions Bank. “It is always nice to be recognized for a job well done by people in the communities we strive to serve each and every day.”

About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $125 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 www.regions.com.