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SunTrust Commemorates Disability Mentoring Day

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ATLANTA
Oct 18, 2006

On Wednesday, October 18 through Friday, October 20, 2006, students and job seekers with disabilities are expected to commemorate Disability Mentoring Day by participating in mentoring and recruiting activities at 21 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
   -Brooksville     Georgia             Maryland             North Carolina
   -Ft. Lauderdale  -Atlanta(2 events)  -Baltimore           -Greensboro
   -Jacksonville    -Savannah           Virginia             -Huntersville
   -Miami           Tennessee           -Norfolk             South Carolina
   -Orlando         -Chattanooga        -Richmond            -Greenville
   -Tampa           -Cookeville         -Roanoke
   -Venice          -Knoxville          Washington, D.C.

"SunTrust is very proud to participate in Disability Mentoring Day for the fifth consecutive year and reinforce our commitment to providing job opportunities, accessible products, and exceptional service to people with disabilities," said Mimi Breeden, SunTrust director of Human Resources. "Once again, we have increased the number of site locations from the previous year which is indicative of the success we've experienced as a partner in this program."

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 September 30, 2006, SunTrust had total assets of $183.1 billion and total deposits of $124.4 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

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SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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


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