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SunTrust to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Results Thursday, October 23, 2008

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ATLANTA
Oct 6, 2008

SunTrust Banks, Inc. announced today that it plans to release third quarter 2008 results prior to the market opening on Thursday, October 23, 2008.

SunTrust management will host a conference call October 23, 2008, 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: 3Q08). Individuals calling from outside the United States should dial 1-517-308-9091 (Passcode: 3Q08). A replay of the call will be available one hour after the call ends on October 23, 2008, and will remain available until November 6, 2008, by dialing 1-866-435-5412 (domestic) or 1-203-369-1031 (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 Beginning the afternoon of October 23, 2008, listeners may access an archived version of the webcast in the "Webcasts and Presentations" subsection found under "Investor Relations".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, 2008, SunTrust had total assets of $177.4 billion and total deposits of $119.8 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 suntrust.com.

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

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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