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SunTrust Commemorates Disability Mentoring Day

Oct 17, 2005

On Wednesday, October 19, 2005, students and job seekers with disabilities are expected to commemorate Disability Mentoring Day by participating in mentoring and recruiting activities at 18 SunTrust facilities in Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states as well as Washington, D.C. SunTrust Banks, Inc. is a national sponsor of Disability Mentoring Day, a project of The American Association of People with Disabilities.

Participants will learn about career opportunities at SunTrust. The company will host a variety of activities including 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     Carolinas Group
   - Ft. Lauderdale  Georgia           Virginia            North Carolina
   - Jacksonville    - Atlanta          - Charlottesville   - Durham
   - Ocala            (2 events)        - Norfolk          South Carolina
   - Orlando         - Savannah         - Richmond          - Clemson
   - Tallahassee     Tennessee          - Roanoke
                     - Cookeville      Washington, DC
                     - Knoxville
                     - Nashville

"SunTrust is very proud to participate in Disability Mentoring Day for the fourth consecutive year and reinforce 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 have further broadened our participation from the previous year in this effort in markets throughout our footprint is indicative of the success we've experienced with the program."

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the nation's largest commercial banking organizations. 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, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage and capital markets services. SunTrust's Internet address is

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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