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SunTrust Names Rilla Delorier Chief Marketing Officer

May 13, 2008

SunTrust Banks, Inc. today announced that it has named Rilla Delorier, 41, Chief Marketing Officer effective June 1, 2008. She is succeeding Craig Kelly, 62, who is retiring following a 34-year career in banking -- the last 11 served with SunTrust.

Ms. Delorier currently serves as senior vice president and Director of Marketing for the Company's Wealth & Investment Management line of business. In her new role she will report to SunTrust corporate executive vice president Gene Kirby.

"We are fortunate to have the depth and talent that we do in our management team throughout our company and Rilla's extensive experience and breadth of knowledge will help build upon our established successes in marketing moving into the future," said Mr. Kirby. "Craig has made countless contributions to our organization over the years and led the important mission of building and conveying the SunTrust brand while communicating the value proposition we offer in serving the financial needs of clients and prospective clients."

As Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Delorier will be responsible for overseeing marketing research, customer analytics, database marketing, direct marketing, advertising, and group marketing activities.

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 March 31, 2008, SunTrust had total assets of $179.0 billion and total deposits of $116.2 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, investment management, equipment leasing and capital markets services. SunTrust's Internet address is

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  Rilla Delorier

Prior to joining SunTrust in her current position as director of marketing for the Company's Wealth & Investment Management line of business in 2006, Ms. Delorier headed up her own consulting firm, CAGR Marketing where she worked with businesses in developing customer strategies for client acquisition, growth and retention. Prior to that she served five years with PNC Financial Services as the referral channel management director and chief marketing officer for PNC Advisors. She began her career as an associate consultant with Bain and Company Consulting, moved to The Advisory Board as vice president of health care marketing, and then worked at WFD Consulting as a vice president and business unit manager before joining PNC.

Craig J. Kelly

Mr. Kelly joined SunTrust predecessor, Crestar Financial Corporation in 1997 as group executive vice president for strategic marketing after serving ten years as senior vice president and director of marketing for BancOne Corporation. Before joining BancOne, he was senior vice president and director of marketing at Bank of Virginia, renamed Signet, for 14 years. He began his banking career as director of marketing at New Britain Bank & Trust Company in New Britain, Connecticut where he worked for five years before joining Bank of Virginia. Mr. Kelly was named marketing director of SunTrust in 2000.

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SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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