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First Mercantile Launches New Look for Corporate Web Site

Dec 15, 2005

First Mercantile today announces the launch of a significantly expanded and redesigned web site, accessible at The web site reflects the company's new corporate image and logo. It also demonstrates the company's commitment to provide a superior marketing tool to assist the consultants, administrators and financial institutions that represent its retirement plan programs in attracting more clients.

Alan Dunaway, First Mercantile president, said, "Our new web site portrays the comfort and security our clients experience when partnering with First Mercantile. We are excited about our new corporate look and are confident that the new web site will be instrumental in demonstrating to prospective clients why we are the plan provider of choice for more than 3,000 businesses nationwide."

The marketing web site shows prospective clients detailed information about both the Preferred Trust and the Spectrum retirement plan programs, including investment options and web-based plan management tools. It explains the company's innovative Fiduciary MasterPlanner™ Services which assist plan sponsors in the IR fiduciary responsibilities. The web site also accesses demo web sites, designed exclusively for plan sponsor and plan participants.

First Mercantile is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SunTrust Banks, Inc., one of the nation's largest and strongest financial holding companies. First Mercantile has provided retirement plan products and services for more than 32 years to businesses and individuals nationwide. For more information, visit

SOURCE: First Mercantile

CONTACT: Phil Maness, Marketing Director of First Mercantile,
+1-901-260-9049, or +1-901-753-9863, or