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SunTrust To Announce First Quarter Earnings Results on Monday, April 18, 2005

Mar 21, 2005

SunTrust Banks, Inc. announced today that it will release first quarter results prior to the market opening on Monday, April 18, 2005.

SunTrust management will host a conference call on April 18, 2005 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the earnings results and business trends. Individuals are encouraged to call in beginning at 7:45 a.m. (Eastern Time) by dialing 1-888-972-7805 (Passcode: 1Q05; Leader: Greg Ketron). Individuals calling from outside the United States should dial 1-517-308-9091 (Passcode: 1Q05; Leader: Greg Ketron). A replay of the call will be available beginning April 18, 2005 and ending May 2, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) by dialing 1-866-380-6722 (domestic) or 1-203-369-0343 (international).

Alternatively, individuals may listen to the live webcast of the presentation by visiting the SunTrust Web site at . The webcast will be hosted under "Investor Relations" located under "About SunTrust" or may be accessed directly from the SunTrust home page by clicking on the earnings-related link, "1st Quarter Earnings Release." Beginning the afternoon of April 18, 2005, listeners may access an archived version of the presentation in the "Webcasts and Presentations" subsection found under "Investor Relations." A link to the Investor Relations page is also found in the footer of the SunTrust home page.

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the nation's largest commercial banking organizations. As of December 31, 2004, SunTrust had total assets of $158.9 billion and total deposits of $103.4 billion. 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 .

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

CONTACT: Investors, Greg Ketron, +1-404-588-7230, Media, Mike McCoy,
+1-404-827-6714, both of SunTrust Banks, Inc.