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Eric Brewer Joins SunTrust as Head of Treasury & Payment Solutions

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Eric Brewer Joins SunTrust as Head of Treasury & Payment Solutions10:42 EDT Tuesday, May 24, 2011ATLANTA, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced today that Eric Brewer has joined the Company as Executive Vice President and head of Treasury & Payment Solutions.  Mr. Brewer will be responsible for Treasury Management Sales, Treasury Management Services, Commercial Card Services, Merchant Services, Treasury Product Management, Business Deposit Management, and Global Trade Services.He will report to Mark Chancy, who recently was named Wholesale Banking Executive, a newly-created post overseeing SunTrust's wholesale banking businesses aligned as one integrated organization.Prior to joining SunTrust, Mr. Brewer led the Treasury Product business line for Branch Banking & Trust Corporation (BB&T) and served as president of Creative Payment Solutions, a wholly-owned BB&T subsidiary that offers electronic payment products and services to financial institutions for re-sell to their clients.  He previously served as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Transaction Banking and Cash Flow Advisory Sales for ABN AMRO Corporation."As the financial services industry evolves and adjusts to new economic and regulatory realities, treasury and payment services will only continue to grow in importance for our clients and SunTrust," said Mr. Chancy.  "Eric's substantial experience and proven leadership abilities have prepared him well to lead delivery of these integrated services going forward, and we are pleased to welcome him to our SunTrust leadership team." 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 March 31, 2011, SunTrust had total assets of $170.8 billion and total deposits of $124.0 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 Banks, Inc.For further information: Hugh Suhr, +1-404-827-6813