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SunTrust Expands Disability Support Program

Oct 14, 2003

On Wednesday, October 15, 2003, more than 125 students and job seekers with disabilities are expected to commemorate National Disability Mentoring Day by participating in mentoring and recruiting activities at 15 SunTrust facilities in Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states as well as Washington, DC.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. is a national sponsor of National Disability Mentoring Day, a project of The American Association of People with Disabilities.

Participants will learn first-hand about career opportunities at SunTrust. The company will host a variety of activities including one-on-one job shadowing, meetings with SunTrust employees, and presentations about SunTrust and its various operations.

Activities will take place in the following cities within SunTrust's major banking areas:

   Florida Group        Central Group          Mid-Atlantic Group
   - Brooksville          Georgia                  Maryland
   - Jacksonville         - Atlanta                - Glen Burnie
   - Miami                - Columbus               - Baltimore
   - Orlando              Tennessee                Virginia
   - Tampa                - Chattanooga            - Richmond
                          - Knoxville              - Roanoke
                          - Nashville              Washington, DC

"SunTrust is proud to participate in National Disability Mentoring Day and demonstrate our commitment to providing job opportunities, accessible products, and exceptional service to people with disabilities," said Mary Steele, SunTrust director of Human Resources. "The fact that we've doubled the number of our markets participating in this effort is indicative of the success we experienced with the program."

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the nation's largest commercial banking organizations. As of September 30, 2003, SunTrust had total assets of $126.7 billion and total deposits of $80.5 billion. The company operates through an extensive distribution network primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia and also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the company provides credit cards, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage and capital markets services. SunTrust's Internet address is .

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

CONTACT: Mike McCoy of SunTrust Banks, Inc., +1-404-588-7230