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SunTrust Announces Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Relief Employee Matching Gift Program

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ATLANTA
Jan 6, 2005

SunTrust Banks, Inc. announced it will match employee donations, up to a total of $250,000, for SunTrust employees who donate funds for disaster relief efforts in South Asia and East Africa in conjunction with the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Employees have the opportunity to give to a wide array of agencies; matching funds from SunTrust will be donated to CARE.

The employee matching funds contribution is being made to help address the overwhelming widespread need for basic necessities, in what has been described by CARE as one of the worst crises in human history, and in response to President Bush's call to support this urgent cause.

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest commercial banking organizations. The company operates an extensive distribution network primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, 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 http://www.suntrust.com/ .

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

CONTACT: Hugh Suhr of SunTrust Banks, Inc., +1-404-827-6813