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SunTrust Names Willem Hattink Head of Private Wealth Management and Institutional Investment Solutions

PRNewswire-FirstCall
ATLANTA
Oct 15, 2009

SunTrust Banks, Inc. today announced that it has named Willem-Jan O. Hattink Executive Vice President and Head of Private Wealth Management and Institutional Investment Solutions.

In this role, he has oversight responsibility for Private Wealth Management including International Wealth Management, the Sports and Entertainment Banking Group, Personal Asset Management and SunTrust Investment Services. Mr. Hattink, who will report to SunTrust President William H. Rogers, Jr., succeeds E. Jenner Wood, III who had been serving in this role on an interim basis.

"Willem's leadership skills as well as his knowledge of the industry and of SunTrust make him uniquely qualified to build on the momentum that we have created in these key businesses over the last few years," said Mr. Rogers.

Mr. Hattink has been with SunTrust for more than 26 years. He has held increasingly responsible positions in International Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth and Investment Management including most recently serving as Private Wealth Management line of business executive for SunTrust's Central and Mid-Atlantic banking groups.

The Company has also announced that Jarrette A. (Jerry) White, III has been named Executive Vice President and Private Wealth Management line of business executive for SunTrust's Central Group, succeeding Mr. Hattink. In this role, Mr. White will lead sales and service efforts and the overall execution of Private Wealth Management business strategies in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. A 22-year veteran of SunTrust, Mr. White has served in a variety of positions in Corporate Banking and Leasing. He most recently served as Managing Director of Portfolio Management, Program Lending, Supply Chain Finance and Leveraged Finance in the Company's Corporate and Investment Banking line of business.

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, 2009, SunTrust had total assets of $176.7 billion and total deposits of $118.8 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 clients 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: Putnam, Eugene
FCMN Contact: michael.mccoy@suntrust.com

SOURCE: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

CONTACT: Mike McCoy of SunTrust Banks, Inc., +1-404-588-7230