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SunTrust Appoints Head of Treasury Management Product Management

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ATLANTA
Nov 27, 2006

SunTrust Banks, Inc. announced today that Nicholas Alex, who has over 20 years of experience in product and business development in payment and treasury services, has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Product Management. Mr. Alex will oversee both treasury and commercial card product development and management for SunTrust, reporting to David Fuller, Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Services.

"Nick brings a tremendous wealth of treasury and payment product expertise to SunTrust and underscores our commitment to helping clients meet the increasingly complex challenges related to the changing payment landscape," said Mr. Fuller. "His focus will be on developing and executing solutions that address the challenges faced by clients of all sizes, including complexity of payments, time and resource constraints, need for operational controls, as well as competitive demands."

Prior to joining SunTrust, Mr. Alex spent 20 years at Bank of America and NationsBank, where he helped lead the Global Treasury Services unit in the areas of business and product development. He previously worked in sales and operations for Riggs National Bank and Wachovia Bank, respectively. Mr. Alex is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Six Sigma certified, and a member of the AFP Payments Advisory Group and SWIFT Global Payments Committee. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Virginia Tech, and completed graduate MBA work at both George Washington University and the University of Miami.

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.

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

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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