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SunTrust Declares Quarterly Dividend

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

SunTrust Declares Quarterly Dividend13:02 EST Tuesday, February 08, 2011ATLANTA, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 March 15, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 28, 2011.The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1,000.00 per share on SunTrust's Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, payable in cash on March 15, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 28, 2011.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 December 31, 2010, SunTrust had total assets of $172.9 billion and total deposits of $123.0 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 suntrust.com.SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.For further information: Mike McCoy, +1-404-588-7230