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SunTrust Expands Rewards Program to Include Ongoing Charitable Giving Option

Clients Can Now Donate SunPoints Rewards to Charitable Organizations

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ATLANTA
Oct 25, 2007

SunTrust Banks, Inc. announced today that it is empowering clients to give back to their communities on an ongoing basis through its SunPoints for Charity program. Clients who have a SunTrust Visa Signature® or SunTrust Platinum Visa® with SunTrust Rewards Credit Card, or SunTrust Visa Check Card enrolled in the SunTrust Rewards program can donate their SunPoints earned from purchases to the charity of their choice.

Donations from this year-round program can be made in $25, $50 or $100 denominations.

In addition to the Rewards program expansion, SunTrust's current "My Cause" promotion, which was set to end in October, has been extended through the end of the year to help non-profit organizations with their end-of-year fundraising efforts and to give consumers an additional opportunity to reinvest in their communities.

"My Cause" offers clients who open a new personal or business checking from August 6 through December 31, 2007, accept a new SunTrust Visa® Check Card, make any purchase with the new card, and submit a completed online redemption form by February 15, 2008, the choice to have SunTrust make a $100 donation in their name to any of more than one million IRS-recognized charitable causes in the U.S. or receive a $50 gift card to use for their own personal cause.

The "My Cause" promotion applies to any new account opened in SunTrust branches throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, from Baltimore, Md. to Miami, Fla. or by phone at 1-800-SUNTRUST from August 6 through December 31, 2007.

For more details about the program or for a list of eligible 501(c)(3) organizations, visit www.suntrust.com/mycause.

The SunTrust Credit Card is subject to credit approval and the program is administered by InfiBank, N.A.

SunPoints and SunPoints for Charity are service marks of SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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, 2007, SunTrust had total assets of $175.9 billion and total deposits of $115.9 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 mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, equipment leasing and capital markets services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: hugh.suhr@suntrust.com

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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


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