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SunTrust Joins Army Spouse Employment Partnership

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ATLANTA
Oct 5, 2005

SunTrust Banks, Inc. and the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center today announced that SunTrust has joined The Army Spouse Employment Partnership to provide enhanced employment and training opportunities for Army spouses. The announcement was made at the Association of the United States Army annual conference in Washington, D.C. SunTrust, now one of twenty-one companies involved in the program, is the first bank partner.

"SunTrust's success is built around employees who are dedicated to delivering high-quality personalized service to our clients," said Mary Steele, executive vice president and director of Human Resources at SunTrust. "Attracting employees who share our commitment to clients is a key priority for us and joining the Army Spouse Employment Partnership provides us with direct and broader access to a diverse, highly motivated, educated pool of prospective employees."

"Through strong, viable partnerships with corporate America we've created a vehicle to give Army spouses the opportunity for a true career," said Teresita Rivera, Army employment readiness program manager for the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center. "Together with the Army, each of our partners signed a statement of support pledging their best efforts to increase employment opportunities and provide training for Army spouses."

One of the results of the Army Spouse Employment Partnership is the Military Spouse Job Search database (www.militaryspousejobsearch.org) -- a virtual job center for both military spouses and the corporate partners. A link to SunTrust employment opportunities will be available on that site, as well as the MyArmyLifeToo Web site (http://www.myarmylifetoo.com/). Candidates interested in SunTrust employment opportunities will be directed to www.suntrust.com/careers .

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of June 30, 2005, SunTrust had total assets of $169.0 billion and total deposits of $109.6 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24- hour delivery channels. The Company 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, leasing, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage and capital markets services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com.

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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


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