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Press release from PR Newswire

BB&T launches enhanced small business online banking service

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

BB&T launches enhanced small business online banking service13:52 EDT Tuesday, May 24, 2011WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today launched an enhanced online banking product designed specifically for small businesses. BB&T Small Business OnLine® is a browser-based service that provides business clients a complete and easy resource, including new premium benefits ? all in the most secure environment available."Enhancements to BB&T's small business online service create a more robust added-value product that provides businesses with extra convenience and greater levels of security," said Jim Cook, BB&T Online Channel manager. "With ACH and wire, clients can pay employees via direct deposit and send same-day wires without ever leaving their place of business. Clients also can add other users and customize their access." BB&T Small Business OnLine offers a comprehensive suite of easy online services including:Unlimited online bill paymentAlerts for account balances, transactions and moreOnline statements with 24 months of account historyQuick and convenient transfers between accountsAccess to view both business and personal accountsPremium payment features and custom entitlementsThose interested in enrolling in BB&T's Small Business OnLine should visit any BB&T branch or open a qualifying business checking account online at BBT.com/applybusiness. For more information about BB&T small business offerings visit BBT.com/smallbusinessonline.About BB&T BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $157 billion in assets and market capitalization of $19.1 billion, as of March 31, 2011. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at www.BBT.com.SOURCE BB&T CorporationFor further information: Jim Cook, Vice President, BB&T Online Channel manager, +1-919-791-3273, jcook@bbandt.com, or Merrie Betbeze Tolbert, Vice President, BB&T Corporate Communications, +1-336-733-1475, mtolbert@bbandt.com