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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Hosts Annual 'Sunbelt' Community Bank Conference

Investment Opportunities with a Southern Exposure

Sep 26, 2003

Twelve community banks based in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic will be participating in SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's annual Sunbelt Community Banking Conference for retail and institutional investors on Tuesday, September 30.

The conference, to be held at the Swissotel in Atlanta, will spotlight community banks located in a region of the United States that continues to boast excellent demographics and growth prospects in spite of a slow growth national economy.

"Small cap banks continue to post superior earnings growth and their prospects relative to the geographic areas where they do business continue to look attractive," said SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Banking Analyst Jennifer Demba.

Banks making presentations will include: Alabama National BanCorporation, based in Birmingham, Ala.; Capital City Bank Group, Inc., based in Tallahassee, Fla.; Columbia Bancorp, based in Columbia, Md.; First National Corp., based in Columbia, S.C.; IBERIABANK Corp., based in Lafayette, La.; Main Street Banks, Inc., based in Atlanta; Pinnacle Financial Partners, based in Nashville, Tenn.; Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., based in Olney, Md.; Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida, based in Stuart, Fla.; and United Community Banks, Inc., based in Blairsville, Ga.

In addition to the presentations, the conference will also feature a panel discussion with participants from Savannah Bancorp, Inc., based in Savannah, Ga.; and Southern Community Financial Corp., based in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Reporters wishing to attend the conference are asked to register online at . Reporters who cannot attend can view a webcast of the presentations from the conference at .

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Capital Markets provides equity research, investment banking, institutional sales and trading, and debt capital solutions to growing companies. By combining complementary strengths in products and services with in-depth industry knowledge, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey provides clients with innovative financial strategies and solutions. Based in Atlanta, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey maintains a strategic network of offices in Boston, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Francisco and Tampa. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's website is located at .

SOURCE: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

CONTACT: Hugh Suhr of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, +1-404-827-6813