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SunTrust To Announce Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Results Tuesday, October 17, 2006

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ATLANTA
Oct 3, 2006

SunTrust Banks, Inc. announced today that it plans to release third quarter 2006 results prior to the market opening on Tuesday, October 17, 2006.

SunTrust management will host a conference call October 17, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the earnings results and business trends. Individuals may call in beginning at 7:45 a.m. (Eastern Time) by dialing 1-888-972-7805 (Passcode: 3Q06; Leader: Greg Ketron). Individuals calling from outside the United States should dial 1-517-308-9091 (Passcode: 3Q06; Leader: Greg Ketron). A replay of the call will be available beginning October 17, 2006 and ending October 31, 2006 by dialing 1-866-486-4651 (domestic) or 1-203-369-1640 (international).

Alternatively, individuals may listen to the live webcast of the presentation by visiting the SunTrust Web site at www.suntrust.com. 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, "3rd Quarter Earnings Release." Beginning the afternoon of October 17, 2006, listeners may access an archived version of the webcast in the "Webcasts and Presentations" subsection found under "Investor Relations." This webcast will be archived and available for one year. A link to the Investor Relations page is also found in the footer of the SunTrust home page.

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, 2006, SunTrust had total assets of $181.1 billion and total deposits of $124.9 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, equipment leasing and capital markets services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: michael.mccoy@suntrust.com

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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