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SunTrust Declares Quarterly Dividend

Nov 11, 2003

The Board of Directors of SunTrust Banks, Inc. today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.45 per common share. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2003 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2003. The indicated annual cash dividend is $1.80 per common share.

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: investors, Gary Peacock, +1-404-658-4879, media, Mike McCoy,
+1-404-588-7230, both of SunTrust Banks, Inc.