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SunTrust Declares Quarterly Dividend

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

SunTrust Declares Quarterly Dividend08:45 EST Tuesday, November 09, 2010ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per common share.  The dividend is payable on December 15, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2010.   The Board of Directors also announced a quarterly cash dividend of $1,011.11* per share on SunTrust's Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, declared payable in cash on December 15, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2010.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, 2010, SunTrust had total assets of $174.7 billion and total deposits of $120.3 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 investment banking services. SunTrust's Internet address is *Editor's Note: The preferred stock dividend has been rounded for reader convenience.  The precise dividend is $1,011.11111111111.SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.For further information: Mike McCoy of SunTrust Banks, Inc., +1-404-588-7230